Russian parliament considers a draft law that the 0% VAT rate shall apply to online retail in Russia.
Currently foreign online shops selling goods to Russian citizens do not pay Russian VAT. Russian internet-shops shall however pay Russian VAT at the rate of 20%.
This situation provides disbalance and competition disadvantages for Russian online shops.
If the draft law passes, all online shops (foreign and Russian) will be free from Russian VAT.
The law shall further develop internet sales, provide favorable prices for customers, and make couch-shopping more attractive, what is important in the epidemic situation.