OREANDA-NEWS. Russians who earn more than 10 million rubles a year must give at least 25% of their income. This was announced to URA.RU by Mikhail Shchapov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes.

“For the poor, the tax rate should either be zeroed or significantly reduced, for those who receive more than 10 million rubles a year, it should be 25%,” Shchapov said.

According to him, this must be done due to the fact that now in Russia there is a huge gap between the incomes of the rich and the poor. In addition, conspicuous excessive consumption by the rich only irritates the poor.

The parliamentarian added that now the situation has become even more complicated. We are talking about the mass departure of famous people from the country, when people see that they are leaving Russia in difficult times. Therefore, a higher progressive scale of the tax burden will help to remove the issue of income equity, as the rich will pay much more.

Shchapov considered that, thanks to additional income from the rich, funds could be used to increase pensions, salaries for state employees and the construction of social facilities.

On April 21, the chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Mikhail Shmakov, proposed raising the personal income tax rate to 17-20% for those who receive more than 10-15 million rubles annually.