Re-registration of branches and representative offices of foreign legal entities to 01/04/2015.

Re-registration of branches and representative offices of foreign legal entities to 01/04/2015.

All branches and Rep Offices of foreign legal entities are obliged till the 1st of April, 2015 to pass re-registration procedure in the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service of Russia № 47 in Moscow.

The Federal Law of 09.07.1999, № 160-FZ "Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation" was amended in accordance with the Federal Law of 05.05.2014 № 106-FZ "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation" in part related to the regulations concerning the accreditation of branches and Rep Offices of foreign legal entities, as well as the maintenance of the state register of accredited branches, Rep Offices of foreign legal entities, which came into force on January 1, 2015.

Since January 1, 2015, by Government Resolution from December 16, 2014 № 1372 "On Amendments to the Regulations on the Federal Tax Service and the Repeal of certain acts of the Government of the Russian Federation" , the functions of accreditation of foreign branches, Rep Offices (except for Rep Offices of foreign credit institutions) are assigned to the Federal Tax Service
of Russia.

Authority for accreditation of foreign branches and Rep Offices by Order of the Federal Tax Service of Russia from 22.12.2014 ММВ-7-14 /668@ is assigned to the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service of Russia № 47 in Moscow.

All branches and Rep Offices of foreign legal entities that have been accredited and operated under a permit to open Rep Offices in the Russian Federation till the entry into force of the Federal Law № 160-FZ (up to 01.01.2015 year) and whose accreditation and permit validity expires
before April 01, 2015 are obliged till April 01, 2015 to present information to the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service of Russia № 47 in Moscow for registration of accredited branches and Rep Offices of foreign legal entities State fee for entering information into the registry is not charged.
These branches and Rep Offices of foreign legal entities, which are recorded in the register before April, 1, 2015 are considered to be accredited until the expiration of their accreditation, permission to open Rep Offices of foreign legal entities on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Branches, Rep Offices of foreign legal entities where the validity of accreditation and permits expires after January 01, 2015 are granted the right to apply to the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service of Russia № 47 in Moscow within thirty calendar days prior to the expiration of accreditation and permits on the opening of Rep Offices of foreign legal entities for accreditation in accordance with the Federal Law № 160-FZ.

Since April 01, 2015 the accreditation of branches and Rep Offices of foreign legal entities and also permission to open Rep Offices of foreign legal entities that have not fulfilled the requirements of the Federal Law № 106-FZ will be terminated.

Company A3 Group Law Firm will help you to carry out the procedure for re-registration of branches and Rep Offices.

If you have any questions, please, contact the leading lawyer of the A3 Group Law Firm Alexandr Paklyuev (apaklyuev@group-a3.com) +7 495 646 1115.

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