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Glossary of terms for evaluating risks of business in Russia

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INN
INN – Identifying Tax Number of a tax-payer (consists of 10 digits). Each Russian company has its unique tax number concerning all taxes and duties. Usually an abbreviation "INN" is used in English letters. INN number is given to a Russian company by the respective state tax body at the moment of company’s tax registration in the place of its legal address. As a proof of tax registration, the company receives a certificate with INN issued by the tax body. INN is included in all tax notices and declarations, as well as in Russian bank transfer documents. INN is enough to receive much official info about a Russian company from the Federal Register of Russian companies - "EGRUL" (for details see Business risks page).

In Russian letters abbreviation of INN looks as such INN picture

OGRN
OGRN – Major State Registration Number of the entry made in the Register about formation of a Russian company (consists of 12 digits). Provided the company was registered before July 1, 2002, OGRN is the number of entry in the Register about first filing of information into the Register about the company according to the federal law. Each legal person in Russia has its unique OGRN. OGRN is used in the Register as the number of registration file of a company. As a proof of its OGRN, a company receives the certificate with OGRN issued by the state registration body. OGRN is included into all entries in the Register, all documents issued on specific registration actions. OGRN number lets you receive much official info about a Russian company from the Register (for details - see Business risks page).

In Russian letters abbreviation of OGRN looks as such OGRN picture

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