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The most demanded types of activity among the registered ones were delivery, renting out apartments, transportation services, construction, marketing and advertising.

The number of self-employed in the capital has reached 650 thousand people. This accounts for 25 percent of the total number of self-employed in Russia. Since the beginning of 2021, their number has increased by 172 thousand, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations. Vladimir Efimov.

“The number of citizens applying for the status of payers of professional income tax continues to grow. Every month in the first half of 2021, the number of self-employed grew by an average of 28 thousand people, which is several thousand more than the average monthly indicator for the same period of the previous year. In March, the number of self-employed increased by 34 thousand people, in April – by 31 thousand. The previous record was recorded in November 2020, when the monthly increase in the number of self-employed reached 29 thousand people, ”he stressed.

Vladimir Efimov added that the capital was more than 1.5 times higher than the planned figure for the number of self-employed in 2021. It was established by the national project “Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives” as part of the regional project “Creation of favorable conditions for the implementation of activities by self-employed citizens (federal city of Moscow)”.

Leader Department of Economic Policy and City Development Kirill Purtovnoted that the total income received from the beginning of the special tax regime “Tax on professional income”, by July 1, exceeded 199 billion rubles. This represents 42 percent of the total income received by all self-employed in Russia. The average check size was 2213 rubles. It has increased 13 percent since the beginning of 2021 and 37 percent over the same period last year.

The most demanded activities among the self-employed are delivery, rental of apartments, transportation services, construction, marketing and advertising.

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