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Greetings to current and former workers of Russian tax authorities

November 21, 2020

The President congratulated current and former workers of the Russian tax authorities on their professional holiday and the 30th anniversary of the Russian Federal Taxation Service.

The message reads, in part:

“In the past years, the Federal Taxation Service has significantly scaled up its workforce, organisational and technical potential, winning trust and considerable authority among the public. By applying the world’s best practices and your own original approaches, you have completed an efficient transformation of the Russian tax system and ensured the modernisation of the tax legislation which has become more flexible and relevant in relation to modern challenges and national development goals. I would like to note the success of the programme for implementing electronic and digital services. This project of unprecedented scale allowed a substantial improvement in the performance and transparency of tax administration, ensuring the protection of the state’s interests and, what is very important, simplifying the tax payment procedure for millions of people.

Today it is necessary to maintain this dynamic pace and continue the course towards strengthening the open dialogue with entrepreneurs, adding functionality to interactive services, which, I believe, will make our country’s fiscal system more comfortable for our citizens and companies. This is particularly significant now when it is necessary to maintain the employment rate and achieve a speedy economic recovery after the pandemic. The tax authorities, society and businesses must act as partners in these circumstances.

I hope you will continue to perform your duties diligently and demonstrate responsibility and professionalism.”

November 21, 2020