Monthly digest: July 2018


July 2018


Dear Sir / Madame​​​​​​​,

The website HR-elearning asked representatives of Russian companies to share the incentives they offer to their employees, requesting them to describe the incentives they use to motivate staff and why these incentives are important for their company.

Yuriy Kolerov, Head of Strategic Projects at Intercomp, shared how we included round-the-clock legal support for employees in corporate compensation package and achieved the Win-Win result. Read more in the article "10 incentive ideas and perks offered by Russian companies to their employees".


Analytics, knowledge, trends


A law increasing VAT up to 20% has been adopted and new social insurance contribution rates have been approved

The State Duma adopted on July 24, 2018 a law increasing VAT from 18% to 20% and setting new rates for social insurance contributions. These changes will enter into force on January 19, 2019. In this article, we indicate which VAT rates will become effective on January 01, 2019, outline the changes that will affect foreign companies and report on the new social insurance contribution rates.

Changes in Migration Law from July 8, 2018

Please be informed that on July 8, 2018, Federal law No. 163-FZ of 27.06.2018 changed the process of migration registration of foreign citizens. The law redefines the concept of "Receiving party" and "Place of residence".

Request of personal data processing notification from Roskomnadzor

Roskomnadzor requires all legal entities and individual entrepreneurs to submit notices of personal data processing prior to processing such data. Failure to do so will be subject to fines of up to RUB 75,000 for each violation.

Central Eastern Europe Benchmarking Survey

This survey findings stating that the CEE region is one of the best performing in the world, but challenges remain, of course. Some 90% of executives are optimistic or very optimistic about the regional outlook. 73% of companies plan to expand their operations in the CEE region in 2018-19 and 37% will invest in manufacturing in 2018-19.


Intercomp has undergone an audit of information security management system for 2018


Our information security management system has been audited for 2018 and, as a result, is deemed conform to ISO 27001.

The audit report confirms that our IT infrastructure, business processes and information security management system comply with international standards.

The information security management system of the group of companies Intercomp has been audited every year since 2014. The international company AFNOR Certification, which is among the top 5 world leading standardization and certification bodies, is our external corporate auditor. AFNOR certificates are recognized worldwide, and AFNOR guarantees that each certificate is received for a real system that meets international standards.


Review of the latest legislative changes in Russia, Q2 2018


Intercomp released Review of the latest legislative changes in Russia, Q2 2018.


There was signed a law, enabling to account costs for employees leisure on the RF territory in the scope of profit expenses: p. 8

VAT: there was determined a list of primary goods: p. 11 Some positions of the Classification of Fixed Assets, included into depreciable groups, were specified in a new version: p. 16

Since 14 May control under currency transactions was tightened: p. 18

The FTS has approved a list of foreign states (territories) for the purposes of performing automated exchange by country reports: p. 21

There was adopted a law on improvement of new procedure for cash register equipment appliance: p. 22

Failure in the accounting program can be recognised as a “calculation error”: p. 39

There was changed the procedure of migration accounting of foreign citizens working on the RF territory: p. 40

​​​​​​​New GOST on documents execution came into force since 1 July: p. 41

Download the review

Webinar on how to avoid mistakes in contracts for supply, provision of services and licenses


We share a video of a webinar on how to avoid mistakes in contracts held by Ivan Katyshev, Head of Legal Services Group.

Webinar program:
How to avoid invalidation of contracts and rejection of penalty;
How to reduce accounts receivable and risks of buyer’s bankruptcy;
How to withdraw from a contract without financial consequences; ​​​​​​​
How to avoid disputes over jurisdiction;
​​​​​​​Practice analysis and recommendations.

Please note the webinar was held in Russian and we encourage you to forward this record to your Russian-speaking colleagues who might be interested in this topic.


Kind regards,
Intercomp team