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Deputies suggest to lower the VAT for distribution of printing editions

Deputies of the State Duma and representatives of Public chamber suggest to lower the VAT for distribution of printing editions.

On Thursday in the State Duma the first joint session of committee of the State Duma on the information policy and the commission of Public chamber on communications, the information policy and a freedom of speech in mass-media has taken place.

" If we manage to balance at least the VAT for distribution and the VAT for mass-media it will be very serious step " - the chairman of the Duma committee Valery Komissarov has declared at session.

In turn, the chairman of the commission of Public chamber Paul Gusev has reminded present that the VAT for mass-media makes 10 %, and the VAT for distribution - 18 %. In its opinion, decrease or cancellation of the second tax will allow to stimulate considerably subscription institute on all country.

" For today we have a unique possibility. The power, at least its separate representatives, is ready to support mass media in a distribution question. Now a word for you " - Gusev has told, being converted 2 legislators.

" We are ready for it (VAT cancellation) to struggle together with Public chamber " - has assured Commissioners.

Following the results of session the working group which have headed Gusev and Commissioners and into which have entered on some persons from the Duma committee and the commission of Public chamber has been generated. It was entrusted to members of the created group to prepare during MTH specific proposals on decrease in the VAT for distribution 4 their transfer to the government.

Participants of session have agreed that such measures necessarily should meet with government approval before deputies of the State Duma will issue them in the legislative initiative.