Companies and individual entrepreneurs will be obliged to notify the state authorities about the termination of activity

From April 1, 2024, legal entities and individual entrepreneurs are obliged to notify the public oversight authorities (supervisory authority) about the termination of certain activities. The changes concern only those who were previously obliged to notify about the beginning of such activities.

It should be remembered that companies and individual entrepreneurs are obliged to inform the competent authority about the commencement of certain business activities[1]. These rules, as well as the list of works and services, which beginning is a notification, were approved by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation № 584[2].

Until now, the legislation didn’t provide the possibility of excluding information from the register of notifications of termination of previously requested activities from the legal entity or from the individual entrepreneur, because it was impossible to update the register of notifications.

From April 1, 2024, such notifications can be submitted through the portal of Public Services ("Gosuslugi") or through regional portals of public and municipal services in the form of an electronic document signed with an advanced qualified electronic signature. If the notification hasn’t been submitted, a fine will be imposed: for public officials (executives) – from up to 5, 000 rubles, and for legal entities – from 10, 000 to 20, 000 rubles.

It is also new that there is no obligation to inform about the notification of the supervisory authorities about the change of the registered office, the place of actual activity, the place of residence of the independent entrepreneur, and the reorganization of the legal entity.

[1] Federal Law No. 294-FZ of December 26, 2008 "On the Protection of the Rights of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs in the Exercise of State Control (Supervision) and Municipal Control";
[2] Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 584 of July 16, 2009.