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Opportunity to compensate for damages instead of imprisonment is proposed to be given to entrepreneurs, who have not paid VAT.

Opportunity to compensate for damages instead of imprisonment is proposed to be given to entrepreneurs, who have not paid VAT.

Compensate for damages instead of imprisonment. This opportunity offer give entrepreneurs, who have not paid value added tax. The issue was discussed in the Federation Council at a meeting of the relevant committee.

Experts of the public organization "Business Russia" developed a draft law. They propose to replace criminal penalties with double fines for those companies, who have not paid VAT. Plus, they will have to refund the entire cost of the tax.. Reduce the punishment only for those businessmen, who gets caught in violation for the first time.

Parliamentarians believe, that it will be beneficial not only for companies, but also to the state, since VAT is transferred to the federal budget.

«Для формирования благоприятной среды развития предпринимательской деятельности необходимо дальнейшее развитие политики исключения деяний из числа уголовно наказуемых. It would be more profitable for the state and society, if the entrepreneur fully compensated for the damage and was punished financially”, – Senator Vladimir Kravchenko said.

“This has an extremely negative impact not only on the business itself., on the entrepreneur, but it also has a negative impact on budget revenues.. And not only in connection with, that the company often closes, and we see a series of bankruptcies, when an entrepreneur is placed in a pre-trial detention center, because as of today the VAT refund qualification, which is illegal, takes place according to general articles", – noted the head of the expert center for criminal law policy and the execution of judicial acts of "Business Russia", project ambassador “Business Duty Officer” Ekaterina Avdeeva.

According to parliamentarians, Entrepreneurs are now in the spotlight. They are responsible for import substitution.. And also they should generally support the country's economy..

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