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TASS presents a selection of important laws, regulations and innovations that will take effect in the coming August.

The fee for issuing documents will increase

August 3, the state duty for the biometric passport will be not 3,5 thousand rubles , and 5 thousand rubles. According to the adopted law amendments also increase the value of the document for children under 14 years — from 1.5 thousand to 2.5 thousand rubles.

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A new fee is established on issuance of the certificate of registration of the vehicle, which takes the form of a plastic card of new generation. With 500 rubles, the cost of paper will rise to 1.5 thousand rubles. The fee for obtaining a driver’s license will increase from 2 thousand to 3 thousand rubles. This is the cost of repair or replacement of the card. The value of the rights of the old sample in the form of a plastic card is 2 thousand rubles.

Will begin the adjustment of pensions to working pensioners

From 1 August working pensioners, for whom employers pay insurance premiums in 2017, will receive an increase in their pension. The raise is calculated individually, taking into account the wages. The maximum increase will be three pension points, calculated by value in 2017, i.e. 235,74 of the ruble. Territorial body of the Pension Fund will recalculate the insurance pension in an automatic manner, that is, retirees do not need to address in PFR with the statement. Adjustment of pensions to working pensioners taking into account insurance contributions takes place in August every year. On may 1, 2018, in Russia there are about 9 million pensioners.

The tax will reveal the secrets of the tax

From 1 August on the website of the Federal tax service of Russia will begin to give information about the taxpayers referred to tax secret. The innovation will affect small and medium businesses.

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Free will be information on the number of employees of the organization, special tax regimes used by the company, and information about its participation in the consolidated group of taxpayers as at 31 December of the year preceding the year of their placement. It is expected that through the project “Transparent business” every entrepreneur will be able to evaluate the risks when selecting partners for cooperation.

Information about the companies included in the list of strategic enterprises and organizations of the military-industrial complex, as well as the largest taxpayers will not be published.

The commuter train service for some residents of Moscow and Moscow region will become free

On August 1, the suburban trains of Moscow region will be free. This possibility applies only to residents of Moscow and Moscow region, which belong to some preferential categories. The right to free travel to all pensioners of Moscow and Moscow region, as well as the honorary donor of the USSR, Russia and Moscow, the legal representatives of children with disabilities, etc. benefit All will benefit 2.8 million people.

In railway tickets, schedule of trains will be specified according to local time

From August 1 in rail tickets arrival and departure of trains will be specified according to local time. In the ticket is supposed to make a clarification on how many hours your local time differs from Moscow. For example: “administration in HH:MM local time (GMT+3)”. This information will also be displayed on information boards at stations, platforms and trains.

Opens entry to Russia on electronic visas through all the airports of the Far East

From August 19, will operate the new law, which will allow to enter the territory of Russia on electronic visas through all the airports of the far East region. The programme of issuing e-visas is available from 1 August 2017.

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Now foreigners can come on this visa in Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka and Sakhalin.

Foreigners arriving in Russia through certain air border crossing points are issued standard single entry business, tourist and humanitarian visas in the form of electronic document. They will have the opportunity to move within the subject in which you arrived. It is expected that the new law increases the inflow of tourists to Russia.

Increased prices on alcohol products

From August 20 will increase prices for vodka, cognac and other spirits. The changes will affect the procurement and retail prices. On strength vodka from 37 to 40 degrees will start to operate the minimum retail price. Under the new rules, the price of 0.5 liter of vodka strength of 37 to 38 degrees is set at 205 rubles. To 205 rubles per 0.5 liter increases the minimum retail price of vodka by a fortress from 38 to 39 degrees (20 Aug — 201 rubles). The minimum retail price of vodka by a fortress from 39 to 40 degrees remains the same — 205 rubles per 0.5 liter. The minimum selling price with the manufacturer is 173 rubles, wholesale — 178 roubles.

Darya Burlakova