Deputy Chairman of Moscow city Council Nikolay Gubenko considers that the capital need to introduce a tax on childlessness for the wealthy. This member of the Soviet actor and Director said at a meeting of the parliamentary Committee on social policy and labour relations, said the Agency “Moscow”.
“We have a fairly large number of very wealthy people in Moscow. Why not impose their tax on childlessness. (…) Here is the implementation of the national idea in the preservation, conservation and multiplication of the nation. Let it be pennies, but those pennies will be spent on milosrdnych family members on the needs of large families,” said Gubenko (he himself had no children).
For his part, Chairman of the Committee Mikhail Antontsev said that we need to promote large families. “I think that it is not in the law on infertility and spirituality and culture. Even if there is no law that you found the opportunity to not order to do, namely create a climate,” he said.
The Antontsev reminded that this tax was levied in the Soviet Union. “He carried the function of filling the state budget, but very well remember that from 18 years men were required to pay this percentage for childlessness and to put it mildly, puzzling,” — said the Deputy. According to him, “the most cunning young men, do not hesitate to bring the help that they are impotent, and it created in society the division for decent, who have children, and opportunists, which in any way departed from it.”
The legislator pointed out that Russia is not a poor country and help people who have many children, not necessarily due to the withdrawal of part of the income of all the others.
A tax on childlessness existed in the USSR in the form of a “tax on bachelors, singles and small families of citizens” from 1941 until the collapse of the Union. Childless men from 20 till 50 years and childless married women from 20 to 45 years of age had to pay six percent of salary to the state. However, there were exceptions, such as the payment were exempted those who could not have children for health reasons.