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Possible criminalization of non-payment of social security contributions (SSC)

DATE: April 12, 2017 | AUTHOR: atlawyers

Ministry of Justice proposes to criminalize the evasion of SSC payments. For individuals, the liability threshold is non-payment of 1800000 RUB or 600000 RUB in three years (if it constitutes at least 10% of the total amount due); for companies – non-payment of 6000000 RUB or 2000000 RUB in 3 years. The penalty is either a fine up to 300(500)000 RUB or up to 6 years of imprisonment, while concealing a property, which may be used to pay SSC may lead to a fine up to 2000000 RUB, or up to 7 years of imprisonment.

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