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75 Everyday Activities For 3 Year Olds


What are your favorite activities for 3 year olds? These simple activities aren’t just for 3 year olds, they are great activities and preschool learning games for older kids too! Don’t miss my new book Everyday Preschool, it’s the best book for parents who want to make sure their child is learning every day.


Finding the right activities for 3 year olds should be easy… but it isn’t. This summer my daughter and I have had a lot of time to play. Extra time in fact because she decided when she turned 3 to give up naps. With her brother home from school for the summer, my attempts at forcing the issue have been met with refusal. I am going to try again in a month when her brother returns to school but in the meantime, she has quiet time, earlier bedtimes and lots of simple activities like these peppered throughout the day. For more specific games for 3 year olds check out our post here with our favorites!

If you have a younger child check out our similar list of 75 TV Free Activities For Toddlers. These 3 year old activities have been the bulk of what we’ve done this summer. Big projects are fun but day in and day out this is what we do.

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Fun Activities for 3 year olds

  1. Playdough sculptures with dry spaghetti.
  2. Fill a table with books and read, read, read.
  3. Doodle with smelly markers on cardboard from your recycle bin.
  4. Play doctor with dolls.
  5. Take a walk and hunt for colors.
  6. Play with puzzles.
  7. Look at family photos together.
  8. Create with peel and stick jewels.
  9. Read through catalogs.
  10. Build a fort.

  11. Play eye spy with a favorite book.
  12. Eat lunch outside.
  13. Play in a box.
  14. Paint with watercolors.
  15. Play with stickers.
  16. Play sports in the yard.
  17. Play-Doh and sequins.
  18. Play The Cupcake Game.
  19. Play Simon Says.
  20. Make a balance beam out of painter’s tape and walk it!
  21. Play in a kiddie pool.
  22. Color with Color Wonder markers and coloring sheets.
  23. Water some plants
  24. Play with Magic Nuudles.
  25. Play with Play-Doh and Duplo together.

    What are some easy things to do with a 3 year old? Keep reading!

  26. Play with a light table ( easy DIY here ).
  27. Play with cold cooked spaghetti.
  28. Cook together.
  29. Play with water, rice, beans, gravel, etc… in your water table .
  30. Play with the hose.
  31. Dress up some dolls.
  32. Take silly pictures together.
  33. Play hide and seek.
  34. Cuddle.
  35. Play with stamps.
  36. Make some window clings .
  37. Paint your toenails with kid-safe nail polish.
  38. Run Through the sprinkler.
  39. Write in a journal with markers, stamps, and crayons.
  40. Go to the beach.
  41. Learn about emotions with Mr. Potato Head.
  42. Go to the library.
  43. Read with a sibling.
  44. Call Grandma ( or Aunty, Uncle… you get the picture. )
  45. Help clean.
  46. Play dentist with dolls.
  47. Finger paint.
  48. Draw with chalk on black construction paper.
  49. Go to a local elementary school and play at the playground.

    What are the best activities for 3 year old ?

  50. Play dress-up.
  51. Take markers and paint onto the porch for art outside.
  52. Duplo
  53. Play School
  54. Mix sidewalk chalk and other toys for pretend play outside.
  55. Bubbles.
  56. Scrap paper collages. All you need is some paper and glue!
  57. Hunt for magnets with a magnetic wand in a bowl of uncooked oatmeal or rice.
  58. Jump in puddles. I don’t know of a better activity for a 3 year old than this one!
  59. Build a tower out of recycling.
  60. Wash the car.
  61. Backyard nature hunt. Tape painter’s tape sticky side out on a window or wall and have your child stick what they find on it.
  62. Take some pictures.
  63. Have a tea party.
  64. Practice cutting with playdough!
  65. Make a ramp with cardboard and drive matchbox cars down it.
  66. Read books outside.
  67. Play-Doh with pipe cleaners.
  68. Wash push cars, scooters, and bikes.
  69. Go for a hike.
  70. Play with Play-doh and egg molds.
  71. Play airplane or train with your kitchen chairs.
  72. Wash windows with water and vinegar.
  73. Turn snack bars into shapes and practice using a knife at the same time.
  74. Play alone. Yes, it’s more than OK, it’s awesome to let kids play alone. Let your 3 year old think up their own activities. We don’t need to entertain them 24/7 !

What is your family’s favorite everyday activity? Not listed? Add it in the comments and tell us why your kids love it!


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50+ Easy Things To Do At Home with Your 3 Year Old

What To Do at Home with Your 3 Year Old

Being at home with a 3 year old can be hard when you are not prepared.

Most pediatric guidelines recommend less than 1 hour of screen time a day. So what on earth do you do the 4-5 hours you may have at home with them?!?

To help you get through your day I have come up with a list of 50+ fun and easy things you can do throughout the day with them.

Most of these items do not require any preparation and use items you already most likely have in your home. The clean up for most of these activities is nothing or very minimal.

How To Use This List

Obviously you aren’t going to do everything on this list. So go through the list, choose about 10-15 things you think your preschooler would like to do.

Chances are there will be a few they will like more than others. So it’s a good idea to go armed with several activities in case one falls through.

Ready? Let’s get started!

50+ Things To Do at Home with your 3 year old

1. Finger painting with water on cardboard.

2. Cut junk mail with scissors.

3. Foil Puzzle Presents.

4. Melt ice with warm water and eye dropper or turkey baster.

5. See how much water a diaper or pull-up can hold.

6. Use eye dropper to decorate a diaper or pull up with coloured water.

7. Tear a sheet into small squares. Draw on them. And then glue them together onto another sheet.

8. Play restaurant.

9. Place plastic wrap around a bowl using an elastic band and let them poke holes in it with their fingers.

10. Place a cardboard tube on their arm and use it to hit a balloon like a bat.

11. Fill sink with water and give them some large beads to put in the water.

12. Fill sink with water and add pom poms.

13. Fill sink with water and bubbles and add a few non-bath toys.

14. Have a dance party to their favourite Disney soundtrack.

15. Have a dance party to your favourite dance songs.

16. Build a pillow and blanket fort.

17. Take a bath with plastic balls.

18. Build a Book Rainbow.

19. Play dress up with your shoes.

20. Read a book lying down on the floor.

21. Play dress up with daddy’s old ties.

22. Teach them how to play rock, paper, scissors.

23. Stick some paper to the stairs and have them draw on the stairs.

24. Stick paper under a chair and have them colour a picture there.

25. Play in bath tub in swimsuit with toys.

26. Look at your child’s baby book.

27. Paint a colouring book with watercolours.

28. Have a toga party with swaddling blankets or towels.

29. Bake muffins together.

30. Make fruit kebabs and eat them.

31. Snuggle on the floor looking up at the ceiling pretending you see clouds shaped like different animals.

32. Play hide and go seek.

33. Have tickle fight.

34. Have a pretend wedding.

35. Cover rocks with shaving cream and have them clean them off.

36. Paint with a potato masher or spatula or other kitchen utensils.

37. Paint Lego or Megabloks.

38. Wash paint off Lego or Megabloks with soap and water.

39. Take a magnifying glass (pretend, real or handmade) and go looking for bugs.

40. Play with balloons.

41. Make faces on plate with their snack. (For instance cut up some fruit and have them make faces on their plate with the pieces of fruit.)

42. Play pretend telephone with 2 cups over your ears.

43. Make car ramps using books or cardboard on a couch or stairs.

44. Eat lunch on the floor picnic style.

45. Make funny faces in the mirror or smartphone.

46. Put several puzzles in a bin and then have your 3 year old search for pieces and put them all together.

47. Play pretend firefighters.

48. Build a tower using toilet paper and tissue boxes.

49. Take mattress off their crib and use it as a tumbling mat. For added protection, arrange pillows all around and set safety ground rules.

50. Have them ‘read’ their favourite books to you.

51. Blow bubbles outside, no matter the weather.

52. Use a measuring tape to measure your body parts such as arms and legs.

53. Dress up for lunch.


90,000 individual entrepreneurs without income: how much to pay taxes?

It often happens that a person registers an individual entrepreneur, but the business never starts. The main thing you need to know is that even a non-working entrepreneur accumulates debt on annual insurance premiums. Other debts on an inactive individual entrepreneur are not always there. But we will be paranoid and tell you how to check all possible ones.

To stop the accumulation of debt, it is necessary to close the IP. Since the end of 2020, the tax office has been doing it itself. But with this outcome, a person will be banned from being an entrepreneur for three years.

Now about everything in order.

A non-working individual entrepreneur always accumulates a debt on insurance premiums

An individual entrepreneur without employees pays insurance premiums for himself to receive an old-age pension and medical assistance under the policy. Contributions go to the Pension Fund and the Medical Insurance Fund. But they pay them in one window - to the tax office.

The amount of contributions for individual entrepreneurs without employees consists of two parts. Fixed - its state establishes for each year. And additional - it is paid in the amount of 1% of income exceeding 300,000 rubles. A non-working individual entrepreneur has exactly a fixed part of the contributions for each year. But the tax authority can collect debt only for the last three years - this is a restriction from Art. 113 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

The fixed part of contributions for 2022 is 42,211 ₽. Of it, 34,445 rubles goes to the pension and 8,766 rubles to medical insurance. You can see the contributions for previous years here. You can calculate the amount for all the years of the existence of an individual entrepreneur in the calculator on the tax website. If the IP was not opened at the beginning of the year, the amount of contributions is reduced in proportion to calendar days. If it is closed before the end of the year - the same. This follows from Art. 430 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

The due dates for payment of fees are as follows. The fixed part is paid every year until December 31st. Additional part - until July 1 of the next year. When an individual entrepreneur is closed, debts are paid within 15 days after deregistration with the tax office. It says so in Art. 432 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

For violation of the deadlines for paying contributions, the tax authority charges penalties. The size is 1/300 of the key rate. But more than the body of the debt, penalties cannot be calculated - Art. 75 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

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If an individual entrepreneur did not sell anything, did not open an account and did not hire employees, he still pays insurance premiums. Entrepreneurs asked if it was legal in the Constitutional Court. They said so. A person opens an IP voluntarily. This means that he has the necessary money, education and skills to work and fulfill tax obligations - Definition No. 164-O.

However, there are still periods for which insurance premiums may not be paid. They are spelled out in paragraph 7 of Art. 430 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation:

- service in the army;

- care for a child up to 1.5 years old, but not more than 6 years old for all children;

- caring for a disabled person of group I, a disabled child or an elderly person over 80 years old;

- the period of residence with a spouse in a military unit or abroad in a diplomatic mission. but within 5 years.

In order for the tax authorities to cancel the contributions, you must bring documents that confirm these circumstances. Automatic accrual will not be canceled.

Other life circumstances are unlikely to get rid of the debt. For example, the court refused to cancel contributions to an entrepreneur who had been in prison for 6 years and did not work. The refusal was explained by the fact that even from places of deprivation of liberty it is possible to close an individual entrepreneur through a representative, and not accumulate debt - case No. A34-10340/2019.

If there was no income, it is necessary to submit a zero declaration

Usually, when registering, an entrepreneur chooses a special taxation regime - the simplified tax system or a patent. They do this because special regimes pay less taxes. But if the application does not reach the hands, the individual entrepreneur remains on the general taxation system and pays personal income tax, VAT and property tax.

The only way to find out your tax regime is to call or go to the tax office.

Entrepreneurs on the simplified tax system and the general system once a year or quarter submit a declaration to the tax office, even if they did not earn. So before the inspectors they confirm that there was no income and no tax should be paid. A declaration without income is called zero. For each failure to file a tax return, the tax authority fines 1,000 rubles under Art. 119 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. But you can fine only for the last three years.

The penalty for non-delivered zero declarations is added to the debt for unpaid insurance premiums and penalties to them.

🧮 It turns out that the tax debt of a non-working individual entrepreneur is the sum of insurance premiums for the last three years + penalties for late payment + fines for declarations.

How to find out about all the debts of an individual entrepreneur to the tax office

You can find out the full and exact amount of the debt by going personally to the tax office at the place of residence or through Internet services.

You can see the address of your tax office and make an appointment here. At the reception, you should ask the inspector for a Statement of the status of settlements and an extract of operations on settlements with the budget. These documents show the total amount of the debt and due to what payments and fines it appeared. Through Elba, you can also get a certificate and an extract. We also told you how to deal with them.

You can find out about debts without leaving your home and immediately pay them off on the Internet:

- In the Tax Debt section through your personal account on Public Services;

- In the personal account of the individual entrepreneur on the website of the Federal Tax Service. You can enter the account through an account from the State Services or using an EDS, if any.

Tax debts do not just hang out in the personal account of an individual entrepreneur. First, the tax office sends a demand for payment, and then tries to write off money from all known accounts and personal cards of the entrepreneur. Inspectors can do this - Art. 76 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

If the inspectors do not find money in the accounts, the debt is transferred to the bailiffs. They can come home and take the property. You can find your business in the data bank of enforcement proceedings.


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Litigation involving sole proprietors

Sometimes the situation with a business develops like this. They opened an individual entrepreneur, did a little work, but the business didn’t work, and everyone was abandoned.

Even if an entrepreneur did not sell goods or rent premises for a very short time, he could still have debts to clients and contractors. The pre-trial claims they sent in the mail are easy to miss. And perhaps the entrepreneur has already been sued.

You can find out about court cases with suppliers, contractors and landlords in the file of arbitration cases. This is the basis of all litigation between entrepreneurs.

If there is a danger that claims from individual clients remain against individual entrepreneurs, it is worth checking the database of courts of general jurisdiction in the GAS Justice service.

If you find out that you are a participant in a court case, you should immediately connect. Go to court, photograph the statement of claim and evidence in the materials. Then go to court sessions, argue or try to go to the world.

How to deal with an unnecessary IP

An idle IP should be closed. This will stop the accumulation of debts on contributions. But the debts themselves are not going anywhere. Debts will remain hanging on individuals, and sooner or later they will have to be paid off.

If you close the IP on your own, in the future it will be possible to open a new one. Closing an IP without employees is simple, fast and almost free. Check out our article on this.

It is impossible to sell or re-register an individual entrepreneur to another person.

Non-working individual entrepreneurs are closed by the tax authorities themselves, but this is not always good

From the end of 2020, the tax authorities will close non-performing individual entrepreneurs Speaking in legal terms, it excludes an entrepreneur from the unified state register under Art. 22.4 of Law No. 129-FZ.

Individual entrepreneurs are considered non-working if two conditions are met:

- they have not submitted calculations and declarations for more than 15 months or have not renewed the patent,

- there is an outstanding debt for taxes or contributions.

Before exclusion, the tax office is trying to find creditors for individual entrepreneurs. To do this, a message is published in the journal "Bulletin of State Registration" about the upcoming closure of the IP. If within a month none of the suppliers, customers or former employees make their claims, the IP will be liquidated.

Exclusion from the unified state register stops the accumulation of debts. But, as in the case of voluntary closure, all accrued taxes and contributions are transferred to an individual.

Leaving an individual entrepreneur and waiting for the tax authorities to deal with it is not beneficial for everyone and not always. Over the next three years, a person whose IP was closed by the tax office will not be able to open a new one. And also - it is not known when the inspectors will get specifically to your individual entrepreneur. And all this time, the amount of debt will grow like a snowball.

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Tax audit for more than three years

Yulia Vasilyeva
Head of the group for accreditation of foreign missions

In some cases, Russian law allows on-site inspections in cases where the deadline has passed the three-year mark.

Deviation from the legal norms in such cases entails liability. The tax inspectorate has the right to monitor the actions of organizations by organizing inspections (desk, field). Their purpose is to monitor the implementation of tax regulations. This important provision is fixed in Art. 87 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. In the course of a cameral event, tax controllers consider payments for the period indicated by the taxpayer in his declaration (clause 1, article 88 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation). This happens without the participation of the enterprise.

Field control involves the visit of the inspector to the office and review of reports. In accordance with the norms of the law (clause 4, article 89 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation), the period of a tax audit is 3 years, no more. The period under consideration usually does not exceed three reporting years, excluding the year with the conclusion of the inspection. Other circumstances are acceptable in practice. In our review, we will consider such situations in which the IFTS can legally check the payer, even if the three-year period has already expired.


Company "X" received an order from the tax authorities about the upcoming test visit. The decision was made on December 28, 2013. The Organization received it only on January 12, 2014. Are there any limits on the period that will be considered by controllers as part of this event? The Federal Tax Service has the right to check the timely receipt of payments, as well as the accuracy of their calculation, for a period of time starting from 01/01/2009 (clause 4 of article 89 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation). The following fact deserves special attention: the payer received the decision to organize an inspection by controllers in the next calendar year after it was made. This moment does not affect the circumstances. A three-year period is also subject to control. In the real practice of judicial protection, there are enough indicators that confirm this interesting conclusion. For example, the conclusion of the Federal Arbitration Court of the North-Western District of June 22, 2012 No. A05-14239/2010. In the clarifications of the Plenum of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation (clause 27 of the resolution dated February 28, 2001 No. 5), the following concept is fixed: in clause 4 of Art. 89 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, there are rules that limit the limitation period when considering the IFTS of the last phase of the enterprise's life. Controllers can check such a period. In this part of the above article, it is not prohibited to conduct inspections in the current calendar year.

An isolated case here is the submission by the payer of a repeated declaration (updated) within the framework of exit control. Such a derogation exempts the Federal Tax Service from time limits (three years). Control can be carried out without taking into account the statute of limitations, if a declaration was submitted to clarify the information.

The formulated provision “as part of the on-site verification procedure” implies certain manipulations by the payer. The organization may attempt to limit the likelihood of extending the deadline. If we interpret the law directly, it turns out that an exception takes place if the clarification is submitted at the time of the on-site verification event. The Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation provided clarifications on this issue (letter dated May 29, 2012 No. AS-4-2/8792). The tax authorities suggest that the exact time of submission of the clarification is not so important for the verification event. The applied rules do not depend on this setting. An on-site inspection may be carried out for the period listed in the declaration, which exceeds 3 years from the date of the decision to exercise control, provided that the specified period has not been previously inspected. On this issue, at different times, the courts of different instances took the side of the payer.

Here is an example:

On August 24, 2009, the head of the IFTS decided to carry out an inspection on the territory of the SME "ROSSBAN". The goal was to determine the correctness of the calculation of payments to the budget and the timeliness of their transfer, retention. It was also planned to check insurance premiums for OPS from 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008.

For the tax levied on profits (for the first quarter of 2005), the company submitted a repeated declaration on March 12, 2008. This happened 3 months before the departure of controllers to the enterprise in order to check documents for 2005-2007. The above decision of the Federal Tax Service did not mean that the review will affect 2005, including its first quarter.

During the trial, they took into account the current situation and concluded that the revised declaration had already been examined during a desk audit of documents or during an on-site audit in 2005. Therefore, the tax authority had no reason to consider data for the first quarter of 2005 during the audit from 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008. The judge made a reasonable conclusion: the disputed amended declaration was subject to research and evaluation during a cameral event in the tax office or during an on-site audit of the period to which it relates (2005). As a result, the tax authority had no legal grounds to audit the 1st quarter of 2005 as part of the audit in 2008 (01 January to 31 December). (Resolution of the Thirteenth AAS dated May 30, 2011 No. А21-8116/2010).

Another exceptional situation implied by Art. 89 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation - a smaller tax payment is prescribed in the repeated declaration. In this option, controllers have the right to re-check the taxpayer. In the process, they can cover the period indicated in the declaration, which exceeds the limitation of 3 years.

Residents (organizations) not included in the unified register of participants in the Special Economic Zone (Kaliningrad Region) are also excluded from the general procedure. Exit control in relation to such subjects is carried out, guided by the rules prescribed in 288.1 and 385.1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

Consider an example:

At the beginning of March 2021, FTS employees checked the counterparty and demanded documents from the company for 2017. How legitimate are the actions of the inspectors?

It is believed that after a three-year period, the inspectorate has the right to request documents. There is another position. If papers are requested under Art. 93 and paragraph 2 of Art. 93.1. (regarding a specific transaction), then the inspectorate officer has the right to demand the necessary information from the actors who have information about the transaction. There is a conflict or legal uncertainty here. In practice, it is impossible to figure out what specifically the specialist is interested in as part of the audit. These articles contradict each other. Therefore, it is recommended to ask the tax officer to clarify the situation: what event is accompanied by the receipt of the document. Until further clarification, information may not be provided.

At the same time, it is worth remembering that refusal to present documents contains certain risks. In any case, the tax authority has the right to request documents even beyond the 3-year period.

Taxpayers often have a question: how does the tax service request documents from counterparties? What papers during the on-site inspection may the inspector request? Should an organization provide documents if three years have passed?

The answer is obvious: the company is obliged to provide the requested documents for the entire period under review. During the verification process, inspectors can request information about the company being checked from other persons, for example, from counterparties, if they have this information. This is possible on the basis of paragraph 1 of Article 93.1 NK. The list of documents is contained in the order (its sample is approved by the order of the Federal Tax Service of November 7, 2018 No. ММВ-7-2/628). An on-site tax audit for 3 years does not count down the statute of limitations for documents, in this case it does not apply. If the period of storage of papers has expired or they have been destroyed, then you can refuse. For failure to submit important documents under Art. 126 of the Tax Code, it is impossible to attract an organization in such a situation. As arbitration practice has shown, there are judicial acts that support the correctness of this conclusion.

The Federal Tax Service is not entitled to request various documents that are not related to the field of activity of the enterprise. The enterprise is not obliged to provide information to the inspection about the work of another company, which is its counterparty, but is not the object of control. It is also possible not to inform the tax authorities about the suppliers of products sold by the enterprise to the counterparty if it is under verification.

The three-year restriction for on-site inspections does not apply to taxpayers who are subject to the special regime established by Ch. 26.4 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. They are subject to the rules under production sharing agreements. This norm is fixed by the Tax Code of the Russian Federation (Article 346.42). In this article, there is a postulate: controllers during a field event have the right to cover any period of time during the total period of validity of the production sharing agreement, starting from the year it enters into force.

Situations in which the IFTS can check the activities of the organization, even if the period has exceeded three years:

Item No. Exceptions Bases
1 The payer submitted a repeated declaration (updated) during an on-site inspection by the Federal Tax Service of his documents clause 4 article 89 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation
2 The taxpayer filed a clarification and indicated an amount that was less than previously declared. On this occasion, a second visit of the tax authorities to object 9 was organized0177 paragraph 10 of Art. 89 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation
3 Arranging a visit by tax officials to a resident who was excluded from the list of the Special Economic Zone (Kaliningrad Region) in order to review the correctness of the calculation of corporate property tax and income tax. There is a caveat here: the decision to hold such an event was made no later than 3 months from the date of payment by the subject of the specified tax paragraph 16.1 of Art. 89 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation
4 An on-site audit is carried out in relation to a taxpayer operating under a special tax regime (there is a production sharing agreement). paragraph 1 of Art. 346 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

IFTS can carry out field control, covering not only 3 years preceding the start of the event, but also the current year. Such checks are not prohibited and are carried out in accordance with the procedure established in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. The courts also approve of this. For example, there is a ruling of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated 09.09.2014 No. 304-KG14-737.

The periods under consideration can be legally extended, following the norms of paragraph 2 of article 89.2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

The procedure established in this article prescribes: verification of organizations participating in the RIP (regional investment project) may cover a period of time up to five years, which precedes the year the FTS decision on exit control is made. RIP is a term that combines various investment initiatives (their goal is the release of goods based on the requirements of Article 25.8 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation).

Materials more than three years prior to the tax audit may be requested by controllers from enterprises that adhere to agreements on the division of manufactured goods (Chapter 26.4 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation). Such taxpayers are subject to other requirements. Controllers during the visit have the right to consider any period when the specified agreement was in force (from the first year of its adoption). If an enterprise does not participate in RIP, has not concluded any production sharing agreements, this does not mean that the Federal Tax Service will limit the inspection period to three years. The inspectors have reason to extend the period under consideration. The taxpayer himself can provoke an increased interest of controllers by performing certain manipulations. A suspicious action would be to contact the Federal Tax Service with clarification on any tax. Controllers can arrange a second visit to check the timing of the clarification, even if it has gone beyond three years.

How to check individual entrepreneurs who have ceased operations

The amount of deductions to the Russian Pension Fund was doubled back in January 2013. Many entrepreneurs ended their activities in liquidation. Many believe that after issuing certificates of termination of work, deregistration with the Tax Inspectorate, and receipt of an extract from IGRIP, controllers will no longer check them for the completeness and correctness of paying taxes for the period of work of the IP. In fact, everything is completely different. An individual remains a taxpayer, despite the loss of his IP status. Accordingly, he is liable to pay fees and taxes even in the event of liquidation of the enterprise.

Article 44 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation contains explanations of when obligations to pay fees and taxes arise, change and terminate. In paragraph 3 of this article, the obligation to pay tax terminates in the following cases:

  • The taxpayer has paid the tax.
  • Death of the payer or declaration of his death (in accordance with the legislative procedural norms of the Russian Federation).
  • The taxpaying enterprise was liquidated after the necessary settlements and payments to the Russian budget were made (according to Article 49Tax Code of the Russian Federation).
  • Other circumstances arose in connection with which the obligation to pay fees and taxes was terminated.

Based on the cases considered, according to the law, the liquidation of an individual entrepreneur does not mean that the obligation to pay tax has been terminated. The Tax Code of the Russian Federation provides: the taxpayer is obliged to store accounting data and other important documents of the organization for 4 years (paragraph 1 of article 23). If entrepreneurial activity is terminated, the natural person is not released from such obligation.

Many mistakenly think that after deregistration of an organization or individual entrepreneur, the Federal Tax Service cannot have questions for them. In reality, everything is different. In accordance with Art. 23 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, after the completion of the activity by the entrepreneur, the controllers conduct an audit. Having closed the IP, the citizen is obliged to keep important documents for 4 years from the date of deregistration of the company. This time period is necessary to detect possible non-payment to the budget, additional charges (fines, taxes, penalties). After a 4-year period, the inspection is no longer entitled to check the papers of the former IP.

An on-site inspection may be ordered by the Federal Tax Service at the place of legal registration of the enterprise or at the place of residence of an individual. If the inspectors have no questions, the procedure is completed, then no acts are drawn up. If during the audit errors were found when calculating payments and filling out declarations, then draw up an act. Then the entrepreneur is charged with arrears and fines. All this must be paid, even when the IP has already been deregistered. If the audit revealed an overpayment, then the entrepreneur draws up an application for a refund. Within 3 years from the date of payment of the tax payment, such an application can be submitted.

What restrictions does the IFTS have?

  • Organization within 1 calendar year of more than two verification events at one enterprise (rare deviations are possible).
  • Separately, it should be noted that the IFTS has the right to request information from counterparties of the surveyed company only in certain situations (paragraphs 1, 2 of article 93. 1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation). Let's list them:

    • Directly during the verification event.
    • In the process of implementing additional measures.

    This defines the fact that inspectors may require information, but only within established periods and events. If the controllers have already completed the audit of the organization, but the counterparty received a request for the provision of papers on its activities, he is obliged to fulfill this requirement. Outside of the audit, the inspectorate has the right to consider materials only on specific transactions.

    The Inspectorate may request any number of transaction documents. There are no restrictions here. In practice, inspectors make requests in case of a real need for them. Failure to provide data and documents threatens with a fine, but it does not depend on the number of documents.

    If an organization is required to provide documents by an inspection at the location of its counterparty, then the requirement may not be fulfilled. "Alien" IFTS must send a letter to the inspection at the place of registration of the organization. From there, a demand will come containing a copy of the order. Employees should not make a direct request from a company that is registered with another IFTS. In this option, you can send a written refusal to the IFTS, which made the request.

    The reason for refusing to check in the office may be: the area of ​​the occupied office is too small, the company is carrying out repairs on the territory, etc. These facts must be documented.

    If the audit is organized at the location of the tax office, controllers have the right to enter the company's territory. Inspectors can carry out individual manipulations within the framework of control (inventory, inspection, seizure). Restriction of access of officials to the territory of a controlled person is fixed by a special act. In the future, he will prove the fact of an administrative offense.

    Important conclusions:

    1. The taxpayer and the Federal Tax Service can reconcile calculations for a period exceeding three years.
    2. The liquidation of an individual entrepreneur does not mean that the tax authorities are no longer entitled to conduct audits for the period of activity of the former entrepreneur.

    There is a position:

    An on-site inspection can be carried out by the Federal Tax Service Inspectorate for a period not previously considered for which the “clarification” was provided, even after a three-year period. When submitting an updated declaration, it is important to calculate the required timeframes. Field inspections in practice are carried out in different ways. There are enterprises that are inspected every year, others are checked much less frequently. Usually, the employees of the Federal Tax Service try to avoid rare inspections, "dead zones" - cases when the enterprise has not been inspected for more than 3 years and therefore it is no longer subject to inspection. If your organization has not been checked for a long time, expect the arrival of controllers.

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