The European Union has included Russia in the list of countries recognized as tax havens

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The European Union has included Russia in the list of countries recognized as tax havens

The EU Council Code of Conduct Group analyzed the new legislation of the Russian Federation, adopted last year, and saw in it violations of European and international tax rules regarding the creation of special regimes for international holding companies.

On this basis, the European Union decided to include the Russian Federation in the so-called "list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes." Translated from bureaucratic language, this means that Russia is recognized as a tax haven. The corresponding statement was published on the website of the Council of the European Union.



In addition to Russia, the list of countries that, according to European officials, violate international tax law, includes the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica and the Marshall Islands, which have long been considered offshore tax zones. Now the list of states that are considered tax havens in the European Union includes sixteen jurisdictions. Barbados, Jamaica, North Macedonia and Uruguay were excluded from the list due to the fulfillment of EU requirements.

In addition, the dialogue with Russia on issues related to taxation stopped after Russian aggression against Ukraine.

- emphasized in the statement of the Council of the EU.

The situation with the inclusion of Russia in the next "black list" looks at least rather strange. After all, the European Union, on its own initiative, over the past year has done tremendous work in order to nullify almost all agreements and interaction with the Russian Federation in the field of international law. Moreover, attempts by Brussels after the illegal arrest of Russian gold reserves, bypassing all international norms, to find a way to transfer money to a third state, not even a member of the EU, makes Brussels and the EU countries de facto the greatest violators of international legal norms.

We ask all listed countries to improve their legal framework and work towards compliance with international taxation standards.

- commented on the situation with updating the list of "violators of international tax law" Swedish Finance Minister Elisabeth Svantesson.

After the adoption of such anti-Russian measures by the EU functionaries, there is a feeling that in Brussels they are only busy with how to come up with something else against Russia against the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis, but in reality, they only justify the existence of the bureaucracy and master the budget. Moreover, it is not at all clear from the document published on the website of the Council of the EU what consequences arise for the countries included in the list of "tax havens". And why, then, should the United States not introduce it into it after the adoption of a law there on reducing inflation, which gives huge non-market benefits to foreign companies to the detriment of the European economy?
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  1. +12
    14 February 2023 16: 40
    What a twist. Russia, mother of all offshore laughing
    1. +4
      14 February 2023 17: 01
      Really?? Here the money will flow like a river .. what But seriously, there are special economic zones. Does the EU want simplified taxation for them? Why don’t you go ...
      1. +3
        14 February 2023 17: 40
        Russia is recognized as a tax haven

        So Russia has not yet been called names, but it sounds tempting laughing
        As I understand it, before the thieves from Russia all fled to London and Israel, and now the thieves from the USA, England and Israel will run to us with their capital? heh heh Welcome, in Russia we won’t rip them off like sticky, but we’ll also check what and how we certainly don’t need Narcodefense
        1. 0
          15 February 2023 00: 40
          Quote from Luka Nord
          Of course we don't need drug defense

          Well, why if they do their business exclusively in enemy countries, then there is no problem.
  2. 0
    14 February 2023 17: 00
    I misunderstood something - did the Europods gull grass get stoned or do they live in a parallel world? If somewhere in the world there is tax legislation more moronic than in Russia, consider me the Pope of Rome. In fact, they run FROM Russia for a tax freebie, and all the bourgeois who decide to HONESTLY do business in Russia quietly go crazy, because Russia cannot be understood with the mind. In general, these ciliates have already spent all their fantasy regarding Russia and switched to outright and fierce nonsense fool
    1. +3
      14 February 2023 17: 14
      In fact, they run FROM Russia for a tax freebie

      and where are they running?
      where, for example, in the EU an individual entrepreneur can pay only 6% of taxes?
      1. -2
        14 February 2023 20: 38
        Quote: tihonmarine
        and where are they running?
        where, for example, in the EU an individual entrepreneur can pay only 6% of taxes?

        Or maybe you should follow the lead of the EU and finally introduce a progressive taxation scale?
        Yes
  3. -1
    14 February 2023 17: 14
    The European Union has included Russia in the list of countries recognized tax havens

    Interestingly, do our Alicharkhs know about this? laughing Even now, despite all the sanctions imposed, only the lazy do not withdraw their finances from Russia - even the Central Bank officially allowed to withdraw $ 1 million per ordinary person per month belay
    In short, "but the boys don't even know" fellow
    But seriously - they live there in their virtual reality))) Well, or a tough mockery of us - anyway, but kick us
    1. -1
      14 February 2023 20: 43
      Quote: Corona without virus
      I wonder if our aliarchs know about this? Even now, despite all the sanctions imposed, only the lazy do not withdraw their finances from Russia

      They know very well. Saved on taxes in our budget and withdraw.
      Therefore, a progressive scale of taxation is impossible to accept. hi
  4. +1
    14 February 2023 17: 20
    We ask all listed countries to improve their legal framework and work towards compliance with international taxation standards.

    By whom you can ask, vassals do not have the right to ask, they must fulfill (which they do) the will of their overlord. Vassal should know only three words - "is, we will execute, it is guilty."
  5. +2
    14 February 2023 17: 24
    And I liked the photo - "who is the smallest, spiky, guess in one word."
    1. +4
      14 February 2023 17: 43
      Quote: tihonmarine
      And I liked the photo - "who is the smallest, spiky, guess in one word."

      95 quarter in the collection the whole A green like a shnik .. He even changes clothes, otherwise everything is in the same))) Hello Vlad!
      1. +1
        14 February 2023 19: 34
        Quote from Luka Nord
        He even changes clothes, otherwise everything is in the same)

        Good day!
        And why change these clothes, he is sitting in the basement alone, there is no water, coke in bulk, a woman in London, no need to shave, no need to wash, no need to wash off. And Europe will accept such a thing, everything will soon have to be merged.
        It's time to write memoirs - "Alone in the basement for a whole year."
  6. +1
    14 February 2023 17: 55
    It is necessary to tell the businessmen of Cyprus and Luxembourg - otherwise they don’t know where to hide money from taxes ... laughing
  7. 0
    14 February 2023 18: 23
    Translated from bureaucratic language, this means that Russia is recognized as a tax haven.

    In my opinion, not everyone understood this phrase correctly. Sanctions can now be applied to those who transfer money to Russia.
  8. 0
    14 February 2023 20: 50
    Die Krim wird das "neuen Monaco"...!!! laughing
  9. 0
    14 February 2023 20: 58
    Überflüssig zu erwähnen, dass die Weltgrößten Steueroasen
    und Steuervermeidungs-Konstrukte mit 10.000enden
    Briefkastenfirmen ihren Firmensitz in Sitz in den USA haben...!!!


    https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000073333179/die-usa-auf-dem-weg-zur-groessten-steueroase

    During the EU sitzen dafür die weltgrößten Heuchler und
    US-Stiefellecker...!!
  10. -1
    14 February 2023 21: 04
    Quote from Johnson Smithson
    In fact, they run FROM Russia for a tax freebie

    and where are they running?
    where, for example, in the EU an individual entrepreneur can pay only 6% of taxes?

    Oh, yes, you are an expert in taxation. That's interesting, but do you need to buy an online cash register, with a drive? And, they give you for free, it's another matter. And the terminal for card payments, where the bank does not take 3%, but for using the card and withdrawing money from it, no, they do not take it. And if you still have excisable or licensed goods. How is everything just 6% for you, not six but 7%, well, if you certainly have a turnover of up to 300 thousand wooden ones, then exactly 6%, but the trouble with our prices is that you will die of hunger with such a turnover. And if, God forbid, you opened an LLC, but you work alone, then you get even more. According to the charter, you must have a director, but you are the only employee and director in one person. You need to appoint yourself as a director in order to use the current account, and your charter is older than three years. Then, thanks to our deputies, you must notarize the decision to appoint yourself, what is it like)) It costs 6000 rubles for us. and such insanity we have a sea.
  11. -1
    14 February 2023 21: 48
    Quote from Johnson Smithson
    and where are they running?
    where, for example, in the EU an individual entrepreneur can pay only 6% of taxes?

    It seems easier for you, you do not live in Russia. We've got better things going on here. You probably know that in Russia there is snow on 90% of the territory. The children had fun riding down the snow slide, so that you think, despite the chatter about caring for children, we recognized the snow slide as an attraction. In order for a child, a parent or someone else, a kind person, to build a snow hill, you need to buy a license and certify it, of course for grandmas, our state always lacks them, poverty .... We have a lot of snow, it is raked into heaps of meters five high and children ride from them, a technical blade, although more than 30 cm is not allowed, it’s not order, these are juvenile ragamuffins who dare to ride for free, but there are in the parks, although I have not seen certified slides for money. Our state pays child benefits, which is good, but it is very sorry for it and it seeks to return these grandmothers, including in this way, ashamed, this is idiocy.

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