There are 3 VAT rates in Russia:

  •    Standard rate, currently 18%
  •    Reduced rate, currently 10%. For instance, goods for children, food products and drugs are subject to this reduced rate.
  •    Sale without VAT for export.

Foreign companies that provide certain cross-border services to Russian customers, the foreign company will be required to pay 18% VAT in Russia. Such services include:

Patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property licensing; Software and database development, adaptation and modification; Consulting; Legal services; Accounting; Audit; Engineering; Advertising; Marketing; Information services; Research and development; Leasing of movable property, except motor vehicles.


Leinonen Russia -

Your Reliable Partner in Growing Markets 
Russia attracts Western investments

As a constantly growing market with great potential, Russia attracts Western companies who are looking for new business opportunities. With the help of a reliable advisor and partner you can maximize your chances for success in a changing economic and legal environment. By using Leinonen’s services the risks related to accounting, taxes and personnel are minimized. We also make sure that Russian bureaucracy is not a problem for you! 

We are happy to help you with the establishment of a company, accounting and a wide range of other services. Our offices are located in St. Petersburg and Moscow. We are able to offer help for you in English, Finnish and Russian. Contact us.

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