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VAT office for Online Service Providers

How it works?

Online test

Check if your company needs to register with Russian tax authorities

Submit an application

Register with the Russian tax authorities

Online Personal Account

Communicating with Russian tax authorities and filing of tax returns

Information

Legislation, forms and formats, guidance, news, forum

Online service providers registered as VAT payers in Russia

Provision of rights to use computer software or video games, including updates and patches.
Provision of rights to use music, images etc. through the internet.
Placing of advertisements and other sale offers.
Online search and information services.
Provision of access to Internet, data storage and processing.
List of online service providers

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • How can I know bank requisites for making the VAT payment?
    The VAT payment details as well as the guidance for completing a payment order for transferring VAT amount have been posted in the Online Personal Account for Online Service Providers. You should log into your Online Personal Account, go through the section «My tax» and refer to the link «Payment details».
  • How do I know if my company is required to register with Russian tax authorities?
    You may take our online test and answer a few questions to find out whether your company is subject to registration with Russian tax authorities. It won't take more than 3 minutes.
  • What types of online services are subject to VAT in Russia?
    The list of such services is established by article 174.2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. These include providing Russian customers with for charge online services like streaming music, films, gaming services, domain names, hosting, website and webpage support etc.
  • How often do I need to report to the Russian tax authorities?
    You need to report every quarter. Tax returns must be filed and taxes must be paid no later than 25th of the month following the end of a reporting quarter.
  • How do I access Online Personal Account?
    You need to apply for registration. You can do it by Submitting an application online. After you provide all necessary data, we will arrange access to your Online Personal Account within 30 working days and notify you by e-mail.

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