Fourth quarter salary reports due Jan. 31

21 Dec 16

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Reports on the salaries paid to highly qualified specialists during the fourth quarter of 2016 (October through December) are due Jan 31.

What does the change mean? The reports are required quarterly, and employers must meet the minimum salary payment levels by the end of each quarter.

  • Implementation time frame: Fourth quarter reports are due Jan 31.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work patents and work permits for highly qualified specialists.
  • Who is affected: Companies that employ highly qualified specialists.
  • Business impact: Businesses could face fines if they do not file the salary reports on time.
  • Next steps: Employers should begin preparing to file the reports by the Jan 31 deadline.

Background: Employers must meet quarterly salary thresholds and report them each quarter. Companies that do not comply with the rules may be fined 400,000 to 1 million rubles (about US$6,508 to $16,269). Individual company officers may also be fined 35,000 to 70,000 rubles.

BAL Analysis: Companies are reminded to submit the salary notifications no later than Jan. 31 and to observe the mandatory salary minimums.

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