Q2/2020 - Russische BRICS-Präsidentschaft

Vertagung der BRICS- und SCO-Gipfeltreffen, Moskau, 27. Mai 2020

Am 27. Mai 2020 verlautbarte die russische Regierung, dass die beiden für Juli 2020 in St. Petersburg vorgesehenen Gipfeltreffen der BRICS und der Shanghai Cooperation Councils auf unbestimmte Zeit vertagt wurden. Ein neuer Termin wurde nicht bekanntgegeben[1].

Treffen der Direktoren der BRICS-Steuerbehörden, 28. Mai 2020 (virtuell)

Bei einer Videokonferenz der Leiter der Steuerbehörden der BRICS-Länder kam auch das Thema der Besteuerung der Digitalwirtschaft zu Sprache. Ein Beschluss dazu wurde nicht gefasst[2].

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  1. [1] BRICS and the SCO summits postponed, Moskau, 27. Mai 2020, siehe:
  2. [2] BRICS Tax Authorities discuss support measures for taxpayers under the new conditions, Moskau, 28. Mai 2020, The meeting focused on economic support measures for taxpayers and providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic.: „Daniil Yegorov noted that the crisis caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of state management and public services. Thus, the Russian Federal Tax Service gave an example of already implemented projects for the remote provision of tax services, such as tax monitoring that allows tax authorities to have online access to companies’ accounts and transactions, a blockchain platform for cooperation with banks and companies that apply for a preferential loan, as well as an online service to receive subsidies to pay salaries to employees of companies affected by the pandemic. “The entire cooperation process starting from submitting an application to receiving payments is organized via this service. Employers can monitor the application status in their personal account. It usually takes no longer than two or three days. More then 600,000 Russian taxpayers have already received a total of 31 billion roubles in subsidies,” Daniil Yegorov noted. Representatives of BRICS Tax Authorities also discussed the prospects of taxation of the digital economy, as well as practical issues of the automatic information exchange mechanism. They also shared their experience in countering the grey economy. https://eng.brics-russia2020.ru/news/20200529/450166/BRICS-Tax-Authorities-discuss-support-measures-for-taxpayers-under-the-new-conditions.html