“In today's conditions, we are not ready to support this initiative,” TASS quoted Sazanov as saying.

He noted that personal income tax is credited to the income of the subjects.

“In today's conditions, when the regions are struggling with the consequences of the pandemic, they already have a hard time with income, it will be too crushing blow to their budgets,” added the Deputy Minister of Finance.

Earlier, the Ministry of Construction of Russia proposed to give citizens a tax deduction for rental housing.