The Government of the Russian Federation approved a new regulation on state accreditation of Russian companies operating in the field of information technology. The corresponding resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers was published on the official Internet portal of legal information. In accordance with the new rules, revenue from activities in the field of information technology must be at least 30% of the total income of the company, and its employees must receive a salary not lower than the average for the country or the subject of registration.
Accredited IT companies will need to submit their consent to the disclosure of tax secrets to the Federal Tax Service within a month from the date the new accreditation procedure comes into force in order to undergo an audit for compliance with the new requirements for these organizations, the Ministry of Digital Development reported.
“If your company is already accredited, you do not need to reapply now. BUT! Such a company must, within a month from the date of entry into force of the new procedure, send consent to the Federal Tax Service to disclose information constituting a tax secret (in order to pass an audit for compliance with the requirements for accredited IT companies)“, the ministry said in a statement.
The agency also noted that “the new regulation on accreditation provides that, in relation to, among other things, already accredited organizations, annually until July 1 (starting from 2023) a procedure will be carried out to confirm compliance with the requirements for accredited IT companies, under which organizations it will be necessary to provide information on income from activities in the field of IT. The Ministry of Digital Development can also conduct an unscheduled inspection.”
It is also noted that IT startups that do not have revenue will now be able to receive accreditation. To do this, the average salary of employees in them must not be lower than the average for the country or region, the company must be established less than 3 years before the application is submitted, and its income must be less than 1 million rubles from the moment of creation. In addition, a startup should have a specialized IT-OKVED as the main one, and its website should contain information about the organization’s activities in the IT field. When submitting documents for accreditation, such a project must also be registered in the regional register of start-ups, if it exists in the subject.