Valery Ryazansky, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, considers it appropriate to consider a bill that would exempt large families from taxes. This, according to the senator, should be another measure to support motherhood in Russia. Experts spoke about the possible prospects for such a step.
Natalya Karpovich, head of the association of large families in Moscow:
- Any exemption from taxes, payments, for a family in which there are three or more children, which is considered by law to have many children, are positive mechanisms. Parental tax, of course, needs to be removed. The state should calculate how much more profitable it will be to leave this money in the family, because if it cannot be added, then you can try to save. If the government listens and makes appropriate calculations, it will become quite obvious how effective such support will be for large families.
Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, Chairman of the Patriarchal Commission on Family Issues, Protection of Motherhood and Childhood:
- Of course, this is a very effective measure. For thirty years the church has been advocating this. In our country, there are only four percent of large families. There are many of them in our parish, and in one of them the tenth child is to be born soon. We have families with seven and eight children. All of them receive financial support, albeit small, but it turns out to be effective. God grant that legislators support such an initiative.
Zalina Marshenkulova, editor of the Women's Power Telegram channel:
- On the one hand, such an initiative looks better than expressions that there is no need for payments for a second child for older mothers and others. On the other hand, the idea and its practical implementation are two big differences. I think that more important than the abolition of taxes and social guarantees is to give mothers the opportunity to work and earn money, so that they can decide for themselves whether they can give birth to one, second or third child. It would be better if the state offered a fishing rod, not a fish.