The essence of the new “tax” on smartphones

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The bill on the registration of mobile devices does not provide for mandatory registration of all devices. On Friday, January 25, TASS with reference to one of the authors of the initiative, member of the Federation Council Lyudmila Bokova.

According to her, no question of any new taxes for individuals is not. “The obligation of registration of such devices proposed to impose on importers, manufacturers. The bill provides the opportunity for subscribers on their initiative and desire to make the IMEI of your device in a Central database in the case that the device he brought on his own from abroad,” — said Bokova.

She added, fee of 100 rubles is provided for these cases. “Paid service at its sole discretion may exercise the person who wants to protect your mobile device from theft and nothing more,” said the Senator.

Earlier on Friday appeared information about poyavlenii in Russia the new tax. According to RBC, the state Duma will adopt a bill on registration acquired abroad for mobile phones. In addition, it is anticipated the introduction of fees in the amount of 100 rubles. Failure to comply with these requirements, a new cell will be blocked by the mobile operator.

The authors believe that this measure will reduce the number of counterfeit products and as a result increase revenues. Another goal of the bill is to help the security forces in the fight against terrorism.

The government spoke against charging a fee for registration, but in General supported the idea. In the “United Russia” in turn, expressed fears that the introduction of new practices freedom of communication will be limited. Deputy Secretary of the General Council of the party Eugen reveno called the initiative “a way of introducing self-imposed levies” from the citizens.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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