Most of Russians approved a tax increase for the wealthy

the Majority of Russian citizens (61%) approved the proposal to raise the pit rate from 13 to 15 percent for citizens with annual income of more than 5 million rubles. This is the result of a research portal received by the editors Вести.Ru.

June 23 address to the nation, Vladimir Putin has proposed to increase the tax rate on incomes of physical persons (personal income tax) by 2 percentage points to 15 percent for earning more than 5 million rubles a year.

the proposal to approve 6 out of 10 Russians against the measure spoke for almost one in five — 19 per cent. Among the supporters of more women (63%) and older (68 percent among Russians over the age of 45 years and 47% among young people up to 24 years).

According to various estimates, the increase in personal income tax to 15 percent will be affected from 100 thousand to half a million Russians. According to Rosstat, in Russia the average salary is at the level of 47 thousand rubles, and over 100 thousand roubles a month receive only 7.1 percent of working citizens. And at 6.3 per cent salary does not exceed 250 thousand rubles.

As the President noted, increased rate of personal income tax will only apply to incomes that exceed voiced threshold. In this scenario, additional budget revenues will amount to 60-130 billion rubles annually.