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Profit Tax

Taxpayers
Russian businesses Non-Russian businesses that operate in the Russian Federation through permanent establishments and (or) gaining income from sources located in the Russian Federation
Taxable object
Profit For Russian companies: - income minus costs as established in Chapter 25 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation For Non-Russian companies operating in the Russian Federation through permanent establishments: - income minus costs as established in Chapter 25 of the tax Code of the Russian Federation For Non-Russian companies with income sources located in the Russian Federation: - Income gained from sources located in the Russian Federation as identified by Article 309 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation
Tax base
Income as identified in Article 247 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation Special rules may apply in cases where a different from 20% tax rate is used
Reporting period
First, second and third quarters
Tax period
Calendar year
Tax rates
20%(general rate) unless otherwise specified by the law 0% tax rate applies to: - income received by legal entities engaged in educational and (or) medical activity (under the conditions mentioned in the Article 284.1 of the Tax Code) - income received by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation from activity which as established by the Federal Law «On the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (the Bank of Russia)» - income received by research and development companies according to the Federal Law «On Innovation Center «Skolkovo» Withholding tax rates Dividends 0 % - dividends received by Russian companies due to participation exemption rules (under conditions ofArticle 284 of the Tax Code) 9% - dividends received by Russian legal entities from Russian and foreign companies 15% -dividends received by foreign legal entities from Russian companies Interests 15%, 9%, 0% taxrates may be applied to interest income gained from operations with certain types of securities depending on their issue and circulation conditions; Other Incomes Income other than dividends, interests, royalties paid to Russian non-residents (according to provisions of the Article 310 ofthe Tax Code) and income which are not connected with activity of permanent establishment is subject to withholding tax with the following tax rates: 10% on income from using, holding or leasing ships, planes and other mobile transport or containers in connection with international transport activities 20% on all other incomes
Advance payments
Advanced payments are made for each reporting period, as a rule, on a monthly basis. The taxpayer may also opt for reporting taxable income and making payments on the basis of its actual results on a monthly basis
Tax return Filling
return at the reporting period-end must be submitted to tax authority not later than 28 calendar days from the relevant reporting period-end. Annual tax return must be submitted to tax authority not later than on 28th day of March of the year following the expired tax period