The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation does not propose the introduction of a progressive scale of income tax from 2018

The Ministry of Finance of Russia does not propose or suggest the introduction of a progressive scale of income tax. Ilya Trunin, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, told journalists.
“We do not discuss or suggest this. We do not come up with proposals for a progressive scale of income tax (after 2018 – ed.), “He said.
Earlier, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Stanislav Voskresensky announced the need to maintain a flat scale of personal income tax. According to him, any progressive taxation system at a fundamental level destimates a person to work more.
Representatives of different branches of power repeatedly came out with a proposal to increase the burden on the rich. Most often mentioned: the progressive scale of personal income tax, luxury tax, increased rates for elite real estate, yachts, private airplanes.
In July 2016, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the Finance Ministry sees opportunities to improve the mechanism for controlling large expenditures of officials in terms of tax consequences. Today, there is no mechanism for monitoring such consequences.