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Russia divides VAT rate 2021

  • Feb 19, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Russia is to divide its VAT revenues between the federal state and regions. Mirroring systems operated in Canada, Australia and many other countries. The new measure will come into effect 1 January 2021.

A proposal is now with parliament to split the existing 20% rate as follows: 60% for the federal budget; and 40% for the regions.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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