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Residents of the Arctic territories of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will be exempted from paying regional taxes. It is reported TASS citing the head of Yakutia aysena Nikolaev.
According to Nikolayev, was in the Arctic zone of Yakutia residents will not pay land tax, transport tax and tax on property of physical persons. This is due to the reduction in the population of the Yakut of the Arctic. The head of the region noted that over the past eight years, it declined by eight percent.
Nikolaev added that the money will start to compensate from the budget of the region. “The amount, in fact, not very significant for our budget, but for every person who lives in the Arctic, it is very important,” he said.
The announcement was made at the V International Arctic forum “the Arctic — territory of dialogue” which will take place April 9-10 in St. Petersburg. He is one of the key platforms for discussing the problems and prospects of the Arctic region on the global level. The forum aims to unite the efforts of the international community to ensure the effective development of the Arctic and improve the standard of living of the population of the Arctic territories.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin called the development of the Arctic is an important task. In his address, the President wished the forum participants successful and fruitful work.
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