Tax on Leaving the Country Proposed to Introduce in Russia
OREANDA-NEWS In Russia proposed to introduce a tax on leaving the country. Such an initiative was proposed by the organization for the promotion of business patriotism AVANTI.
So, it is assumed that when crossing the state border, a Russian or a foreigner will have to pay 500 rubles.
In the address of the Association of entrepreneurs for the development of business patriotism AVANTI said that today, during the difficult international situation, particularly relevant issues of domestic tourism.
Today, according to members of the business Association, there are all conditions to create conditions "under which it is possible in a relatively short time to revive the tourism industry in Russia and improve its global competitiveness." For this purpose, it is proposed to introduce a new tax. Entrepreneurs have estimated that the new fiscal measure will be able to bring to the budget about 35 billion rubles a year. This amount, according to AVANTI, "will not only ensure the successful implementation of the Federal target program "Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2019-2025 years)", but also lay the Foundation for the transition of the Russian tourism industry to an innovative path of development."
It is proposed that the tax will be levied every time a Russian or a citizen of another country will cross the border. An exception is proposed only for those in Russia in transit for a period not exceeding 24 hours.
The Association has already sent its proposals to the speakers of the Federation Council and the state Duma Valentina Matvienko and Vyacheslav Volodin, as well as the head of Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.
It is noted that a large number of tourists visit Russia every year. For example, over 24 million foreigners visited the country in 2017. This brought 540 billion rubles. At the same time, the number of Russian citizens who rest abroad has also increased. This is primarily due to the fact that in the country there is some discrepancy in the quality of tourist services their cost.
Earlier, the tax on leaving the country was introduced in Japan. There with tourists or citizens of the country collected 1 thousand yen (about $ 9) to leave the country by plane or ship.