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.