The Ministry of Finance of Russia proposed to introduce an environmental tax. The draft law on making appropriate changes in the NC is currently at the discussion stage.
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The amount of tax collection will be calculated on the basis of the mass and volume of by-products, harmful ecology. Rates are planning to make fixed and install separate rates for each polluting factor.
In the text of the document, the main reason for increasing the tax burden is the need to finance environmental policies, which will help citizens to live in favorable conditions. However, the department says that changes will not affect conscientious taxpayers.