Standart VAT rate
Russian VAT for digital service providers
Since January 2017 (Federal Law # 244-FZ of 3 July 2016), non-resident providers of electronic services to Russian customers have been required to register for, and charge VAT. If a customer is an individual (business-to-consumer, B2C supply), then a foreign legal entity providing electronic services is required to register for VAT purposes in Russia, charge and pay VAT with respect to such supplies as well as perform VAT reporting obligations. Starting from 1 January 2019, the same rules are applicable with regard to the supply of electronic services to a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur (business-to-business, B2B supply). In particular, foreign legal entities providing electronic services will be liable for payment of VAT on those supplies instead of being able to use a tax agent.
List of digital services that are the subject of Russian VAT
Fees from electronic services subject to Russian VAT include:
In the Russian Federation, the following are the VAT rates:
The standard rate of VAT (20%) applies to all supplies of goods (works and services) and property rights unless a specific measure provides for a reduced rate, the zero rate or an exemption.
Late – registration penalties
The Russian tax law provides for several types of fines in the following amounts for tax registration violations: