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French actor Depardieu pays low tax rate in Russia


Russian President Vladimir Putin granted Depardieu a Russian passport in 2013 after he left France in protest at having to pay a 75-percent tax rate.

The 65-year-old actor filed his tax return on time in the remote Mordovia region where he has registered as a self-employed businessman, the deputy chief of the region's tax service, Sergei Shalyayev, told Izvestia, refusing to divulge the amount.

As a self-employed entrepreneur, Depardieu will pay a tax rate of six percent, Izvestia reported, citing his producer Arnaud Frilley. Most Russians pay a flat tax rate of 13 percent.

The six-percent rate is for entrepreneurs with an annual income of less than 60 million rubles ($1.73 million), Izvestia reported, citing a tax consultant.

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