Krasnodar, 18 March. Last week, Kuban Governor Veniamin Kondratiev had a meeting with Boris Titov, Russian Business Ombudsman.
The two officials reportedly discussed the issues of assisting small and midsize businesses in difficult economic conditions. Mr. Kondratiev noted that Krasnodar krai needs the ombudsman’s support to create conditions needed for the growth of small and middle businesses. He informed that currently these businesses account for 33% of the regional gross product, but the plan is to raise this figure to 50%. Another task is to increase the share of small and midsize businesses in governmental and municipal purchases to 50%.
At the meeting, Mr. Kondratiev raised the issue of a possible abolition of the single tax on imputed income in 2021. Currently this is the most sought-after taxation scheme, and 150,000 entrepreneurs use it in the region. If this tax would be abolished, they would have to apply another tax regime, and the tax burden may drastically increase for certain types of entrepreneurs. Mr. Titov agreed with this view and noted that it is not advisable to abolish this tax under the current conditions, and that the issue needs further working on.
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