“ Gazprom “ have loaded with excisesBetween the government and “ Gazprom “ becomes ripe the next conflict. The white house nap
“ Gazprom “ have loaded with excises
Between the government and “ Gazprom “ becomes ripe the next conflict. The white house has directed to the State Duma the conclusion on the bill approved in the first reading of introduction in action of the second part of the Tax code. The government has suggested deputies to make to the second reading to the project change: the VAT and excises for natural gas are paid “ on shipment “ instead of after reception of money as it occurs now. Whether the State Duma will agree with such amendment, will dare on July, 19th.
Head of the Tax code in whom it is a question of duties, “ Gazprom “ quite arranged. Excises on natural gas on Russian and the foreign markets remained former (15 % and 30 % accordingly). And in the markets of the CIS decreased twice, from 30 % to 15 %: “ to Gazprom “ and “ to Itera “ it was possible to convince the government that at an existing debt for gas from the CIS countries the excise in 15 % is optimum.
now all has changed: in the governmental conclusion on the bill of introduction in action of the second part of the Tax code the requirement, according to which since January, 2002 " contains; Gazprom “ and “ Itera “ excises should pay for gas “ on shipment “ (as soon as gas will arrive to the consumer), instead of after reception of money as it occurs now.
Addressees of the Russian gas have run into debt the huge sum, about $6 billion In the White house consider that “ to Gazprom “ and “ to Itera “ even it is favourable to accumulate non-payments: debtors pay off with pleasure on barter which is difficult for supervising. It allows sellers of gas to leave from payment of excises. If they are paid “ on shipment “ budget incomes will increase. In “ Gazprom “ with the government have disagreed. “ at us too big non-payments, - have told there to the correspondent. - consider that we free of charge work two years. No barter will please “.
it is necessary to notice that it not the first attempt of the government to force “ Gazprom “ to pay in the VAT and excises “ on shipment “. Still two years ago the government submitted for consideration the State Dumas the bill of amendments in the law on excises which provided that excises will be paid for gas under this scheme. Then the Duma has not supported the government. But now deputies can this idea approve. Head “ Gazprom “ Rem Vyahirev has already sent to the Duma the letter in which has explained that introduction of payment of excises for gas “ on shipment “ probably only after transition to an advance payment or with introduction of practice of switching-off of consumers - debtors, otherwise “ such decision will lead to gas supply crisis “. The question on an order of payment of excises will dare on July, 19th when deputies will pass the law on introduction in action of the second part of the Tax code.
IRINA - REZNIK