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Automotive market in Russia

Automotive market in Russia

Exit date 23.05.2019

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This is the seventeenth edition of our annual reference book «Automotive market in Russia», covering results of 2018. It contains statistics and analytics on production, sales and vehicle parc in our country.

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Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

Ford Mondeo sedan has received a technological upgrade aimed at the safety improving of the car and improving of the intelligent driver assistance systems. People can order updated Ford Mondeo at all official Ford dealers in Russia.

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The tax on luxury cars will be included in their prices

 

The Ministry of finance revised its proposal to introduce the tax on luxury cars, the Deputy Minister of finance, Sergey Shatalov, informed the newspaper “Vedomosti”. 

Earlier Ministry of finance proposed to measure a car luxury by its powerful. The draft amendments to the Tax Code, which was submitted by agency to the government in summer of 2012, introduced in 2013 the additional transport tax for cars with engines with a capacity over 410HP produced after 2001. The basic rate for them grew 20 times up to RUB 300 for 1HP (the region can raise it to 10 times). New rates must relate to approximately 20,000 cars, among them 7,000 cars are in Moscow and 1,000 cars are in Moscow region, said earlier Mr. Shatalov. 

According to calculations of Ministry of finance, the tax income can grow by RUB 3 billion (it was collected RUB 83,2 billion in 2011). The transport tax is 1.5% of income of consolidated regional budgets in average, evaluated the senior analyst of Standard & Poor’s, Karen Vartapetov, the maximum is in Moscow, Vologda, Nizhny Novgorod and Vladimir regions (about 3%), it is 1% and 1.8% in incomes of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

But the President Vladimir Putin didn’t like this idea, and he asked to make a tax not on powerful, but on expensive cars in the Federal Assembly in December. Later it was recorded in the instructions to the government – to increase “the tax burden on owners of expensive vehicles”. The project is to be developed and submit to the State Duma until April 1st of 2013.

The Minister of finance, Anton Siluanov, is agreed that the mechanism may be unfair – owners of old but powerful vehicles will have to pay more. It was offered to abandon the power criterion in favour of value criterion, remarked Mr. Shatalov. But he didn’t reveal either proposal about sums, or administration. 

The luxury cars can be considered cars with price over RUB 3,000,000, said the owner of “Pelikan-primary” (the dealer of BMW), Igor Malyarov. But it is possible that the rate scale will start from RUB 1-1,500,000, he supposes. There may be problems with the tax collection; the tax official has a fear. For today we don’t have a base about price of car, it can be underestimate for resale vehicles, he supposes, and the price of retro-car can be determined after a special examination. Authorized dealers can not underestimate a price but it is possible for used car resale, said Mr. Malyarov. According to Mr. Malyarov, the price of car could be determined based on its run, vehicle equipment and manufacture year.  

The Ministry of finance is ready to continue to reform the transport due – the Office doesn’t reject the idea to tie the rate with ecologic class of car. Such proposal was in main directions of tax policy. It is already possible in this three- year budget. In December Mr. Siluanov said that it will not happen before 2014. Today Tax Code allows regions to change rates in dependence on ecologic class but they don’t use this opportunity.

 

21.02.13 AUTOSTAT
Source: www.autostat.ru