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Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences

July 30, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Amendments to Article 15.25 of the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offences.

The Federal Law was passed in the aim of bringing the Administrative Offences Code into line with Russia’s currency laws, in particular, the provisions clarifying the administrative penalties for violating the rules on notifying Russian tax authorities of the opening or closing of accounts with banks located outside the Russian Federation. 

The Federal Law amends and restates part 2 of Article 15.25 of the Administrative Offences Code, Violations of Russian Federation Currency Laws, which establishes administrative penalties in cases of residents’ failure to notify the tax authorities in due and proper manner of the opening (closing) of accounts (deposits) with banks located outside the Russian Federation. Furthermore, new part 2.1 is added to the article, increasing the administrative penalties for residents’ failure to notify.

July 30, 2012