Visit to Federal Taxation Service 2017-04-11 17:30:00 Moscow Head of the Federal Taxation Service Mikhail Mishustin briefed the President on the modern work standards for tax agencies and new service instruments for tax payers. The President was told, in particular, about the main stages of work with visitors of the tax offices, from registration on the online waiting list to filing documents and supervising the work of employees. Mr Mishustin also showed Mr Putin the work of the Taxpayer’s Online Personal Account (personal electronic office) service. The head of the Federal Taxation Service informed the President about the results of the service’s work in the first quarter of 2017. According to Mr Mishustin, Russia's consolidated budget has received 4.2 trillion rubles over three months, which is 30.8 percent more than in the first quarter of 2016. The federal budget has received 2.4 trillion rubles, up 45.5 percent. The Head of the Federal Taxation Service also reported on the implementation of the presidential instruction, issued in November 2015, to switch to online data transfer, to tax bodies, of retail trade transactions starting in 2017. This technology, Mr Mishustin stressed, helps improve the most problematic sector of the economy and ensures high rates of tax collection. To date, 81,000 tax payers have registered 287,000 cash registers using the new technology. Mr Mishustin added that as of January 1, 2017, a system of online personal accounts for taxpayers that are foreign organisations has been launched. The first hundred foreign internet companies have passed VAT registration with Russian tax bodies, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Bloomberg, Netflix, Wargaming, Garmin and Nintendo.