Source Pravda.Ru

Finance Ministry Submits Amendments To Change Regulations On Social Tax

The Finance Ministry has prepared a Bill on Amendments the Tax Code Related to the Single Social Tax, Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said at a meeting of the Advisory Council for Foreign Investments today. According to him, the bill provides for a reduction in the average taxable amount per one employee from 50,000 rubles (about $1,687) to 30,000 rubles (about $1,012 rubles) a year. Kudrin pointed out that beginning 2003 it is planned to cancel the tax on product circulation, whose rate has been lowered to 1% this year, and to cancel the sales tax beginning 2004.

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

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