By decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of November 30, 2020 No. 1969 amended the procedure for conducting annual scheduled inspections of legal entities and sole entrepreneurs in 2021.

In particular:

  • remote inspections using audio or video communication are allowed;
  • starting from July 1, 2021, inspection visits may replace the scheduled on-site inspections included in the annual plan for 2021. The decision on this must be made no later than 20 working days before the date of the start of the audit;
  • the period for scheduled inspections starting after June 30, 2021 cannot exceed 10 working days, taking into account the specifics of calculating the deadlines established by legislation;
  • scheduled inspections of small businesses, information about which is contained in the Unified Register, is not included in the annual inspection plan. The exceptions are inspections of persons with a high level of risk, inspections aimed at license control, etc.

It should be recalled that the Article 70 of the Federal Law of July 31, 2020 No. 248-FL “On state control (supervision) and municipal control in the Russian Federation” determines an inspection visit as a control or supervisory measure carried out by interacting with specific controlled persons, owners or users at the location of production facilities, including branches, representative offices, and separate structural units.

The inspection visit involves examinations, interviews, instrumental examinations, obtaining written explanations, and requesting documents.

It is carried out within one working day without prior notification of controlled persons and owners, who are obliged to ensure unhindered access of controllers to buildings, structures and premises.

The subscribers of the Information and Analytical system Globas have access to complete information about all scheduled and unscheduled inspections of a particular organization containing in the section “Inspections’ plan of supervisory authorities” of the company’s report.

Source:  Credinform Russia Press Release