The Ministry of Economic Development has made structural changes to the national project “Small and Medium Enterprises”, which were already approved by the project committee last week. Now the project is focused on creating infrastructure that accompanies the growth of SMEs at all stages and consists of four federal projects. The projects are as follows:
According to the passport of the national project, 21.16 million people are working in the SME sector, including 1.2 million self-employed persons who have registered their status with the Federal Tax Service. Now the goal of the national project is to increase the number of people employed in the sector to 23 million people by 2024 (the goal of 25 million was postponed to 2030), the number of self-employed persons is expected to reach 2.1 million by that time.
Moreover, it is proposed to create “transitional tax regimes” to help the growing small companies adapt to standard tax regimes.