The self-employed tax regime was launched in 2019 as an experiment in four regions: Moscow, Moscow and Kaluga regions, and Tatarstan. However, in July 2020 it was extended to all of Russia, and in August the number of registered payers of professional income tax exceeded 1 million.
For the entire duration of the experiment, the self-employed earned more than 130 billion rubles and paid taxes for 3.5 billion, as previously told the Federal Tax Service. However, this is not the limit, the authorities are sure. As part of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) national project, officials plan to help self-employed people scale up their business using electronic trading platforms. This information was confirmed to Izvestia by the Ministry of Economic Development.
According to the working version of the passport of the federal project to create favorable conditions for the work of the self-employed, they will be trained to trade on the Internet on resources such as Avito, Wildberries and Ozon. Namely:
– will tell you how to register on trading floors – on preferential terms or for free;
– will provide services for product certification;
– help to register a trademark;
– will provide services of professional photographers for posting photos of goods on the Internet;
– help with the promotion of products (rise in the rating, the creation of contextual advertising and PR in social networks).
It is assumed that by 2024 such assistance will be used by 12 thousand self-employed, and the federal project will set a target for assessing the quality of services provided.
The Ministry of Economic Development told Izvestia that, in addition to helping to work on digital trading platforms, within the framework of the federal project, self-employed will be able to apply for microloans of up to 1 million rubles at a preferential rate not exceeding 1.5 of the key size, subsidized financing using crowdfunding platforms, additional a tax deduction of one minimum wage for taxpayers aged 16-18. As well as educational services for participation in procurement and access to the lease of state property intended for SMEs. The national project will be finally formed by October 2020, the department said.
Such measures will help self-employed people scale their business and increase its marginality, experts say.