Investment tax concessions
We would like to introduce you to the fourth edition of our annual Guide on Investment Tax Concessions which focuses on the tax concessions available in the North-West Region of Russia as of 1 March 2012.
The idea of using tax tools to encourage and stimulate investment is gradually becoming better understood by the Russian authorities - at all levels. Recently, there have been serious discussions about introducing a new federal investment tax break, which may include reduced profits, property and land tax – and even exemptions – for greenfield projects throughout Russia, irrespective of industry.
While these federal concessions are under consideration, regional tax concessions have already been implemented in many Russian regions, including those in the North-West of Russia. Some of them have proved to be a very persuasive and effective tool for potential investors that are considering the launch of an investment project in Russia. The North-Western regions of Russia have established some of the lowest property and profits tax rates in the country for inward investors.
We believe that this summary, which focuses on the main tax incentives available in the North-Western regions of Russia as of 1 March 2012, will be of interest for companies that already invest in Russia or are considering such a move.