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Foreign tourists will be obliged to pay tourist tax

12.03.2015

Deputies of St. Petersburg offered to introduce a special tax for foreign tourists.

According to this legislative initiative the concept of "tourist tax", which refers to the compulsory contribution levied on foreign citizens and stateless persons visiting the Russian Federation in order to travel will be strengthened in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

Relevant draft resolution "On the legislative initiative on the adoption of the Federal Law" On Amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation" will be considered in the near future.

Earlier, the idea to collect a special fee for tourists traveling to Russia, visiting historical sites, cultural centers was also discussed at the federal level. The collected funds were to be directed for the repair and restoration of cultural heritage.

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