Federal Taxation Service

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Federal Taxation Service of the Russian Federation
Federal'naya Nalogovaya Sluzhba Rossiyskoy Federatsii
Федеральная налоговая служба Российской Федерации
Headquarters of the Federal Tax Service in Moscow
Headquarters of the Federal Tax Service in Moscow
Flag of the Federal Taxation Service
Flag of the Federal Taxation Service
Common nameFederal Taxation Service of Russia
Agency overview
Formed19 March 2004
Preceding agency
  • Ministry for Taxes and Levies
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyRussia
Operations jurisdictionRussia
Governing bodyMinistry of Finance of the Russian Federation
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersNeglinnaya. 23, Moscow, Russia
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Finance of Russia
Official Website

The Federal Taxation Service (Russian: Федеральная налоговая служба, romanizedFederalnaya nalogovaya sluzhba) or shortly FNS (Russian: ФНС) is a federal body of executive authority in Russia responsible for carrying out state registration of legal entities and natural persons as individual entrepreneurs and farmsteads. It was formed on March 19, 2004, after the dissolution of the Ministry for Taxes and Levies.

It is also a federal body of executive authority responsible for ensuring the presentation of claims for mandatory payments in bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy procedures, as well as the Russian Federation's claims under monetary obligations.[citation needed]

The Service's HQ is located in 23 Neglinnaya Street, Moscow. Daniil Yegorov is the current commissioner of the Federal Taxation Service.


The service was formed in 1991 as The State Taxes Service (Госналогслужба РФ). In December 1998 it was elevated to the rank of Ministry for Tax and Revenue of Russia. In 2004 the Ministry was reorganized as the Federal Tax Service.

Federal Tax Police Service of the Russian Federation existed alongside the Tax Service from 1991 to June 2003, whose functions were split between the new Federal Tax Service and the Taxes Crimes Department of MVD (Управление по налоговым преступлениям МВД).

Functions and missions[edit]

The Federal Taxation Service has the following functions:

  • to control and supervise compliance with the Russian Federation's law on taxes and dues and the correctness of computation of taxes and dues and their full and timely payment to a respective budget in cases provided for by the Russian Federation;
  • to oversee the correct computation of other mandatory payments and their full and timely transfer to a respective budget;
  • to oversee the production and turnover of ethanol, alcohol, and tobacco products;
  • to control and supervise compliance with the Russian Federation's currency legislation within the tax agencies' jurisdiction.

Heads of service[edit]

Head of State Taxation Service[edit]

  • Igor Lazarev (21 November 1991 – 5 February 1993)[1]
  • Vladimir Gusev (23 April 1993 – 12 March 1996)
  • Vitaly Artyukhov (12 March 1996 – 14 April 1997)
  • Alexander Pochinok (16 April 1997 – 29 May 1998)
  • Boris Fyodorov (29 May – 17 August 1998)
  • Georgy Boos (29 September – 28 December 1998)

Minister for Tax and Levies[edit]

  • Georgy Boos (28 December 1998 – 12 May 1999)
  • Alexander Pochinok (25 May 1999 – 7 May 2000)
  • Gennady Bukayev (18 May 2000 – 24 February 2004)

Directors of the Federal Taxation Service[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Лазарев, Игорь Николаевич" [Lazarev, Igor Nikolaevich]. fa100.ru (in Russian). 14 September 2023. Archived from the original on 14 September 2023. Retrieved 14 September 2023.

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