The tax issues for CIT in Russia

Some Facts About Russian CIT (Corporate income tax or Profit Tax)

Russian and Non-Russian businesses that operate in  Russia through
permanent establishments and (or) gaining income from sources located in the Russian Federation

Taxable object
– for Russian companies: income minus costs
– for permanent establishments: income minus costs
– for Non-Russian companies with income sources located in the Russian Federation:
Income gained from sources located in Russia

Tax base
*Special rules may be apply

Reporting period
First, second and third quarters

Tax period
The calendar year

Tax rate
General rate is 20%

Advance payments
Advanced payments are made for each reporting period, as a rule, on a monthly basis. The
taxpayer may also opt for reporting taxable income and making payments on the basis of its actual results on a monthly basis

Tax return
Filling return at the reporting period-end must be submitted to tax authority not later than 28
calendar days from the relevant reporting period-end. The annual tax return must be submitted
to the tax authority not later than  28th of March of the year following the expired tax

Generally, foreign companies do not have  a tax obligation to pay CIT in Russia.

However, in some cases, a foreign company’s activity in Russia leads to a permanent
establishment creation.

For example:
– conducting business activities,
– storage of goods in warehouses in Russia
– work on a construction site etc.


If a foreign company’s activity in Russia meets the permanent establishment’s such foreign company must register as a CIT payer in Russia.

The CIT rules are very complex.
Moreover, the DTT rules must be used. In 2021, Russia has 84 double taxation treaties with other countries. 

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