The President signed the law specifying the requirements for the registration of foreign NGOs in Russia
Moscow. July 30. INTERFAX.RU — the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a law that specifies the procedure of accounting and registration in tax authorities of the structural subdivisions of international organizations and foreign non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Russia. The document was published Monday on the official website of legal information.
Under current law, foreign NGOs in the establishment of a branch or representative office must be included in a special register. For this to the notice of the establishment of the NCOs must make the founding documents, a document outlining the goals and objectives of creation of branch or representative office, as well as the position on NGOs.
The law provides that from March 1, 2019, the tax authorities are obliged to carry out registration of international organizations, foreign NGOs, non-profit, non-governmental organizations or foreign religious organizations at the place of activity in Russia through branches or representative offices within five days from the date of receipt of the relevant information provided by the Ministry of justice.
Earlier, a law was passed that introduces a number of new studies for inclusion in a special register.
So, it is specified that the position should be presented to the sources of the property of structural subdivisions of foreign NGOs, the procedure of management, the territorial scope of activities.
If the submitted documents or information in conflict with the Constitution or the legislation of the Russian Federation, foreign non-governmental non-commercial organization can be refused registration.
The law was passed by the Parliament on 18 July and approved by the Federation Council on 24 July. The document comes into force one month after its official publication.