Federal Customs Service requires all the information about money transported on the territory of Russian Federation
Federal Customs Service of Russia proposes to amend the law on the currency regulation and control. These amendments are based on European standards of legislation of the fight against financial crimes and money laundering.
In the official report on the site of Federal Customs Service it is said that the amendments will allow to “bring Russian money legislation in correspondence with requirements of international legislation and reveal events of import of cash resources on the territory of customs of Russian Federation for financial support of terrorism and legalization (money laundering) of incomes received by a criminal way”.
In accordance with the new amendments a person – Russian Citizen or a foreigner – importing foreign currency, Russian rubles or securities of the amount more than 10 thousand USD on the territory of Russian Federation must not only declare them but also set their belonging, aims of the expense of the money and documents confirming their origin.
As documents of this sort will be taken into account certificates and documents confirming withdrawal of money, receipt of an inheritance or contracts of sold the property. Federal Customs Service will be responsible for the security of information received.
For the receipt of this kind of information one plans to change the form of the declaration for passengers where additional columns will be added.
One plans that the amendments will come into effect half a year after official promulgation.
According to specialists of Federal Customs Service the innovation must simplify the reveal of systematical import of large amount of money on the territory of Russian Federation. It will help to prevent tax evasion, financial support of terrorist organizations or money laundering received in a criminal way.
As note the experts of the journal “RBK daily”, these innovations can stimulate travelers to use Credit Cards or system of money transfer as an alternative to cash. Transfer of a foreign currency from account to account is imposed of a tax, but is not declared. However for a transfer of really large amounts the bank will require information about aims and origin of the money amount.