ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Nov 2020
On 11 November 2020, the Russian Government added mushrooms to the list of agricultural goods, making mushroom growers eligible for a reduced tax.
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Resolution of the Russian Government N1810 dated 11 November 2020, ("О внесении изменений в приложение № 1 к постановлению Правительства Российской Федерации от 25 июля 2006 г. № 458"), https://mcx.gov.ru/press-service/news/po-initsiative-minselkhoza-rossii-pravitelstvo-rf-otneslo-griby-k-selskokhozyaystvennoy-produktsii/, http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202011130006
On 11 November 2020, the Russian government passed a resolution adding mushrooms, truffles and mycelium to the list of agricultural goods. The recognition of mushrooms as agricultural goods makes the cultivators eligible for the unified agricultural tax - a simpler, lower tax which replaces corporate income tax and corporate property tax of agricultural producers.
The statutory corporate income tax is 20%, while the unified agricultural tax is 6%.
The original list was published in 2006, predating the Global Trade Alert. The unified agricultural tax was introduced in 2012.