Russians will see their purchases in their personal account on the FTS website

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The Federal Tax Service (FTS) is going to combine the service “Taxpayer’s Personal Account” with the data of online cash desks, so that citizens will be able to see all their purchases paid with bank cards, and if they are entitled to a tax deduction – get it by pressing one button … This is stated in the message of the press service of the Federal Tax Service following the meeting of the expanded board.

“It is planned to combine a personal account with data from online cash registers, which will allow users to see information about their purchases in tax offices and declare deductions literally by pressing one button,” the department quoted the head of the department Daniil Yegorov as saying.

At the meeting, he said that in March Russia would launch a technology to simplify the receipt of property and investment deductions. This should shorten the return period to 1.5 months. Egorov added that the novelty is also being tested for drug deductions.

He said that 2020 confirmed the correctness of the course taken by the department 10 years ago for online services. Egorov recalled that now, in the mobile application on the tax website, each citizen has access to a service for filling out 3-NDFL “in just three clicks,” writes TASS.

The head of the department instructed to create a service that will allow citizens to receive the most demanded tax deductions for personal income tax in a proactive mode.

Currently, the State Duma is considering a draft law on simplifying the procedure for obtaining property and investment deductions for personal income tax. According to the current rules, in order to receive a deduction, it is necessary to submit a personal income tax return (form 3-personal income tax) with documents confirming the right to deduction. After that, the citizen can return 13% of the income tax on the loan amount and on the interest paid.

Under the new rules, a person will be able to contact the Federal Tax Service through a personal account on the website. Tax officers themselves will check the right to deduction using an automated information system. Thus, it will not be necessary to fill out the declaration and collect supporting documents.

The Ministry of Finance believes that the new rules will shorten the time for refunding funds to citizens and reduce the costs of banks as tax agents.