ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Jun 2014In June 2014, the government of the Russian Federation announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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On 17 June 2014, media outlets reported that the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, is discussing bill number 546814-6 "On Amendments to Part Two of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation with regard to tax optimisation of employers hiring foreign workers". In this draft law is proposed an increase of tax rate for taxpayers, attracting employees, including under civil contracts, if the share of employed foreign nationals exceeds 30% (except for foreign citizens, involved as highly qualified specialists).
In case of approval of the draft bill, the tax rates for such taxpayers will be: