State Duty for Legally Significant Acts has been Increased

29.01.2010

Legal Update No. 118

Goltsblat BLP law firm advises that Federal Law No. 374-FZ of 27 December 2009 effective from 29 January 2010 has increased state duties payable for legally significant acts. In particular, the rates used for calculating state duty for lawsuits considered in state arbitration courts and general jurisdiction courts have been revised. For instance, in the event of filing a statement of property claim, that is subject to evaluation, with a state arbitration court, if the value of the suit is:

  • up to RUB 100,000, the state duty will be 4% of the value of the suit, but no less than RUB 2,000
  • from RUB 100,001 up to RUB 200,000, the state duty will be RUB 4,000 plus 3% of the amount in excess of RUB 100,000
  • from RUB 200,001 up to RUB 1,000,000, the state duty will be RUB 7,000 plus 2% of the amount in excess of RUB 100,000
  • from RUB 1,000,001 up to RUB 2,000,000, the state duty will be RUB 23,000 plus 1% of the amount in excess of RUB 100,000
  • over RUB 2,000,000, the state duty will be RUB 33,000 plus 0.5% of the amount in excess of RUB 2,000,000, but no more than RUB 200,000

Please note that from 29 January 2010, if the state duty paid is less than that prescribed by Federal Law No. 374-FZ, the relevant service documents submitted to courts will be left without action.

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