24 May 2018 12:03

Golikova sees no need to introduce tax on freeloading

ST. PETERSBURG. May 24 (Interfax) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said she is against the introduction of a tax on freeloading in Russia.

"I have a negative view of this. We should create institutions and instruments that will enable us to administer taxes in a civilized way," Golikova said in an interview with Rossiya 24 (VGTRK).

"The infrastructure that is being created today by the tax service enables us to do it in a more civilized way than introducing a tax on freeloading," she said.

Labor Ministry officials said last year they were discussing the issue of introducing a tax for able-bodied people who were officially not working anywhere.

They said the discussions were being conducted at the level of experts.

Such a tax exists in Belarus.