In the city of Pechora (Komi Republic), the tax inspectorate demanded that 98-year-old female veteran Maria Urasinova pay tax for a gift by May 9. About the received notice with the requirement to pay tax wrote her daughter Nina Babicheva on VKontakte.
“In the envelope was a demand for payment of tax. Understanding nothing, we went to the tax office, where we were given a notice that for 2020, I note, the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, we need to pay tax. We turned to the Council of Veterans and found out that this is a tax for gifts on May 9, ”the woman said.
The Komi Department of the Federal Tax Service confirmed that gifts to veterans may be taxed if they are not purchased from the budget and cost more than 10,000 rubles.
On the situation reacted Head of the Komi Republic Vladimir Uiba. As stated on the website of the regional branch of United Russia, he was indignant at what had happened and called the tax for a gift by May 9 “a legal omission.” The head of the region instructed to work out the issue and come up with a legislative initiative to abolish such tax penalties from veterans. “I deeply regret that this situation happened,” the governor said.