08.Mar .2022 19:00

Russian Duma Approved An Anti-Crisis Law To Protect The Economy And Its Citizens

Russian Duma Approved An Anti-Crisis Law To Protect The Economy And Its Citizens
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The Russian State Duma has approved in three readings an anti-crisis law aimed at supporting the economy and its citizens in the face of hostilities launched by Russia in Ukraine. Priority measures include bank holidays (deferral of loan commitments), capital amnesty, additional pension indexation mechanisms, a moratorium on planned small and medium-sized businesses in 2022.

Under the law, the powers of the Russian government will be expanded: the Cabinet of Ministers will be able to set up write-off procedures accrued to the supplier, but not the fines imposed on the customer. Regional authorities are given the opportunity to review public procurement; In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers, will be able to make its own decision on the pension social allowance if necessary.

The law provides for a moratorium on the inspection of small and medium-sized businesses until the end of 2022, and IT companies until the end of 2024.

An extension of the list of medicines intended for procurement by a simplified system has been introduced by medical organizations.

The law also provides for the possibility of credit holidays for citizens and small and medium-sized businesses by September 30, 2022.

Amendments are also included in the Tax Code to extend tax deadlines at the federal and regional levels.

At the same time, the government will be able to change the rules of enrollment in Russian higher education for those who are forced to stop the study process abroad due to the decision of foreign governments.