Reports on the salaries paid to highly qualified specialists (HQS) during the third quarter of 2021 (July through September) must be submitted by Oct. 29.

 Key Points:

  • Salary reports must be submitted in person or mailed to the Ministry of Internal Affairs on or before Oct. 29.
  • The reported salary should not be less than the minimum HQS level (in standard conditions) of 167,000 rubles per calendar month or 501,000 rubles per quarter.
  • Violations of the established notification form or procedure as well as failing authorities can result in fines for the employer.

Additional Information: Failing to pay the minimum salary established for HQS employees can result in a company being banned from employing new HQS employees for two years.

BAL Analysis: Companies should ensure that they submit their quarterly reports on time and that the salaries comply with wage thresholds for HQS workers.

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