Due to the coronavirus pandemic, almost all NPOs are forced to suspend their activities or switch to remote mode. Of course, many of us are concerned about the deadlines for reporting, the implementation of planned projects and programs, and the ability to fulfill our obligations to our wards. We are pleased to report that the Department of justice has listened to the views of non-profit sector leaders and has proposed extending the measures being developed to support businesses due to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation to non-profit organizations .
“In an unfavorable environment associated with the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the Ministry of justice of Russia proposes to extend to lawyers (law schools, law offices), notaries engaged in private practice, and non— profit organizations support measures developed by the government of the Russian Federation in relation to small and medium-sized businesses,” the Ministry said.
The Ministry of justice recalled that the issues of extending the tax payment terms for small and medium-sized businesses for six months, and extending the terms of payment of insurance premiums to state extra-budgetary funds for microenterprises for six months are currently being considered. In addition, the possibility of reducing the total amount of insurance premiums to 15% is being considered. The Ministry of justice also proposed to postpone the reporting period for NPOs from April 15 to June 1, 2020.
NGOs are always on the front line in the most difficult situations, so the support measures developed by the state are extremely important. If you want to make suggestions for developing measures for effective work of NGOs in the context of a pandemic or tell about the difficulties that your organization is facing now, please contact the hotline of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation +7-800-737-77-66 or leave an appeal on the portal of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.