Russians have many complaints against the authorities, and these complaints are usually well-founded. This was stated by President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with the head of the Federal Tax Service Daniil Yegorov.

According to the Kremlin press service, the remark of the head of state was made during the discussion of a special tax regime for the self-employed. Egorov reported to the head of state that the status of self-employed allows citizens to avoid the excessive administrative burden. At present, the head of the Federal Tax Service noted, the number of self-employed in Russia is growing by five thousand people a day.


“This is very good also because the state declares some tasks and goals and implements them,” Putin replied. “Of course, citizens always have a lot of complaints against the state, and they are justified, as a rule.”

The President noted that if the state manages to realize the stated goals and fulfill its promises, this gives “positive dynamics of development“, including in the economic sector.

A special tax regime for self-employed in Russia has been in effect since January 1, 2019. People who create products or provide services without official employers and employees are eligible for self-employed status if their income does not exceed 2.4 million rubles per year. For self-employed people who work with individual entrepreneurs and companies, the income tax rate is 6%, and for those who work with individuals – 4%.