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The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) endorses tax increases for the wealthy citizens of Russia. This was stated in his Telegram the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
In his opinion, the introduction of a progressive scale of taxation is “morally justifiable” measure, as it will help to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor Russians. Legoyda pointed out that from the point of view of the Church divide in society is “one of the greatest challenges to state and society.”
The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church said that many wealthy people in Russia have long been sacrificed to the needs of the poor and projects of the Church a much higher percentage of their income “without waiting for state instructions.” Names he did not elaborate.
On 23 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin in his address to the Russians instructed to increase the tax to incomes of physical persons (personal income tax) due to the increase in rates for citizens with high income. From next year the tax rate for taxpayers whose annual income is five million rubles and above will increase from 13 to 15 percent. Funds will be directed to the treatment of children with rare diseases.
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