The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, together with the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies (CRPT, operator of the state labeling system "Honest Sign"), are ready to transfer information on retail sales of tobacco and nicotine-containing products to the Federal Tax Service of Russia after making decisions on the transition to a digital excise tax on tobacco. This was stated at a press conference by Vladislav Zaslavsky, Director of the Department of digital labeling of goods and legalization of product turnover at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
"For our part, together with the CRPT operator, we express our readiness to transfer information on retail sales of tobacco products and nicotine-containing products to the Federal Tax Service of Russia as soon as appropriate decisions are made on the transition to digital excise duty," Zaslavsky said.
He also recalled that there is a roadmap for the transition to digital excise duty, approved by Deputy Prime Minister - Head of the government staff Dmitry Grigorenko. "All the authorities that participate there, starting with the Ministry of Agriculture and ending with the Ministry of Finance, carry out all activities in accordance with this roadmap," Zaslavsky said.
In June, it was reported that the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, together with the Federal Tax Service and the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies, are developing a mechanism to control the completeness of payment of excise duty on tobacco and nicotine-containing products based on data on digital labeling, it is planned to abandon paper special stamps on these products.