The Ministry of Finance and the Federal Tax Service are considering the possibility of introducing an automatic write-off of mandatory payments from executors of government contracts. The departments received such an order following a meeting with the first deputy head of the government apparatus Valery Sidorenko, Izvestia reports with reference to the minutes of the event.
It is assumed that changes can be made to the law on public procurement. The Ministry of Finance called such an innovation inexpedient: this law does not regulate debt collection issues, and debtors are prohibited from participating in public procurement. “Within the framework of the current norms, a person who has a debt to the state cannot be a participant in the procurement and a contractor under the contract. Thus, the introduction of changes is considered inappropriate, “the press service of the Ministry of Finance told Izvestia.
The government told the publication that expert work is being carried out on proposals from the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Tax Service. FAS did not comment on the substance of the newspaper’s request. According to the Federal Tax Service, as of January 1, 2021, the total debt to the federal budget for taxes and fees, insurance premiums, penalties and tax sanctions amounted to 1.1 trillion rubles, for regional taxes and fees – 196.5 billion rubles.