The Ministry of Digital Development has begun collecting information on urgent measures to support IT companies, the ministry’s press service reports. Representatives of this industry can take a survey about problems in the IT sector on the public services portal.
“Companies are encouraged to speak up about the challenges they are facing and the resources needed to address them. Also, survey participants can propose new projects and support measures for implementation,” the report says.
According to the deputy head of the department, Maxim Parshin, the collection of information on the public services website has been launched in order to respond as quickly as possible to the difficulties that have arisen and to develop new measures to support the industry.
As Vedomosti reported on February 28, Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev sent proposals to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to support the IT industry under sanctions. The document contained the measures listed by the prime minister, as well as a number of others that he did not name, for example, exempting employees of companies from this area from paying personal income tax for three years.
Prior to this, Mishustin said that the government exempts IT companies from paying income tax and from inspections by regulatory authorities for three years. Organizations will be given the opportunity to issue loans “to continue working” and for new projects at a rate not exceeding 3% per annum. Employees of IT companies will be provided with preferential mortgages, Mishustin said. In addition, such specialists, until they reach the age of 27, will receive a deferment from conscription for the entire period of work. Finally, the government will expand the grant program for the creation of domestic solutions, Mishustin added.
On March 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to support the IT industry and its further development against the backdrop of sanctions pressure.