The draft federal budget for 2019 and the 2020-2021 planned period submitted by the Russian Government to the Parliament suggests utilization of funds received from the privatization of federal property as a separate source of the federal budget deficit funding.
Special tax regulations for freelancers, i.e. individuals making their living on their own without engaging labor could be introduced in Russia already in 2019.
The Government suggested to raise the value added tax (VAT) from 18 to 20% as from January 2019.
Evaluation of tax breaks and exemption may become a part of the budgetary process in the Russian Federation
In September 2018, the Government of Russia submitted a draft of the federal law envisaging evaluation of the shortfall in budget revenues from tax breaks and exemption as well as their control in the budgetary process along with direct budgetary expenditures, to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. These amounts will be accounted as tax expenditures.
Starting 2019, agricultural taxpayers will become VAT payers as well, required amendments to the chapters 21 and 26.1 of the RF Tax Code have been drafted and are about to come into effect.