FTS said, who are often registered as self-employed

The special regime for self-employed – tax on professional income the most popular among taxi drivers, builders, consultants, couriers, as well as among citizens who rent housing, told RIA Novosti the Federal tax service (FTS) of Russia.

This tax regime allows citizens to install on the smartphone mobile application "my tax" and to legalize their activities as self employed without the need of personal visit to the tax office, or the filing of any statements.

The Ministry noted that the indication of the activity of self-employed citizens at registration is optional, some users doing this at will.

From 1 January 2019 the experiment on the tax regime for self-employed was launched in Moscow, the Moscow and Kaluga regions and Tatarstan, from the beginning of 2020, it has been extended for another 19 regions, and from 1 July it will start on its territory of all Russian regions. This right, according to the NRF, in July, will take advantage of 53 the subject of the Russian Federation.

The tax rate for self-employed is 4% when working with individuals or 6% when working with legal entities. The regime can take advantage of entrepreneurs who don't have employees, and whose income does not exceed 2.4 million rubles a year. And to achieve this status is now possible from the age of 16.