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State Duma refused to abolish transport tax in Russia
The State Duma in the first reading rejected the bill on the abolition of transport tax. Earlier, it was introduced by deputies from A Just Russia, led by Sergei Mironov.
The leader of the SR explained that in the existing form the transport tax has outlived itself, since it does not allow to realize the principle “the one who rides” pays. As reported RIA NewsAccording to him, the tax is ineffective, since its collection on average is 50%.
The Accounts Chamber does not agree with this assessment. They stated that at the beginning of 2019, the ratio of tax paid to accrued amount was 88%. The ministry believes that the abolition of the transport tax will result in shortfalls in budget revenues by at least 160 billion rubles a year.