Ilsur Metshin: “10 thousand registered self-employed – it is only 10% of the total number, there is a lot of work ahead”
In Kazan, the number of
registered self-employed today exceeds 10 thousand people, and the amount of
tax revenues from their activities for 9 months reached 10.5 million rubles.
The pace of registration of self-employed citizens should be increased by disseminating
information about favorable legal working conditions, said the mayor of Kazan
Ilsur Metshin at the XXXVI session of the Kazan city duma, which was held today
in the City Hall.
“The main goal is to
convince the self-employed to obtain the official status”
A pilot project on
introduction a special tax regulation-a tax on professional income-has been
operating in Tatarstan and four other regions of the country since 2019,
reminded Deputy head of the Executive Committee Ildar Shakirov. "Our main
goal is to convince the self-employed to obtain the official status, while
receiving protection and support from the authorities," he said.
To support the self –
employed, who have officially obtained this status, various events are
regularly held in the city, such as educational lectures and seminars, as well
as special fairs that allow entrepreneurs to sell their goods, the Deputy head
of the Executive Committee added. For example, a festival of the self-employed
and a fair in the Agricultural Park have already been held in the capital of
Tatarstan. A special place for them is also allocated in almost all city
festivals – such as Sabantuy.
self-employed persons need more specific financial support measures
The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin asked the
self-employed Leysan Yarullina about the challenges she had to face in her of
L.Yarullina noted that today the self-employed lack
specific financial support measures. "We cannot obtain subsidies. The
opportunity to receive financial assistance for the purchase of the expensive
equipment on favorable conditions would help us a lot, - L.Yarullina shared her
opinion. - We also believe that it is necessary to conduct courses for the
self-employed to increase financial awareness, business and marketing training.
And continue to provide spaces for the sale of products on a regular basis".Moreover, most of the
self-employed are not sufficiently informed about all the advantages of the new
tax regime, L.Yarullina added.
Today, mechanisms of financial support for the
self-employed are being developed in the Republic, Deputy Minister of economy
Natalia Kondratova noted in her speech. In addition, the Federal law on the
development of small and medium-sized businesses is amended to allow the self-employed
to receive all measures of support for their business on a par with individual
entrepreneurs. Work on supporting the self-employed citizens in the Republic
will continue, she added.
"There is a lot of work ahead for us and our
colleagues. It is necessary to increase the information campaign. It is
necessary to work more actively to inform the self-employed about the new tax
regime", - the mayor concluded.