The city’s income increased by 37.5 billion rubles ($580 million) in 2019.
According to the St. Petersburg Committee on budget and finances, the income of the city budget this year grew by 37.5 billion rubles ($580 million). 15.5 billion ($240 million) of this sum is allocations from the federal budget.
Income tax earnings were almost 15 billion rubles (4233 million) higher than planned, property tax contributed 4.5 billion rubles ($70 million), while personal income tax plan remained unchanged.
Amendments were made also to the expenditure side of the city budget. The city will spend 576 million rubles ($8.8 million) less on metro maintenance as putting into operation the new metro stations of the Frunze radial line is delayed.
At the same time, 13.5 billion ($209 million) more will be allotted for the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund. As Vice Governor Yevgeny Yelin explains, this will allow the city to get money from the federal budget for the St. Petersburg territorial compulsory medical insurance fund. This money will be used to pay doctors, buy medicines and new hospital equipment.
The difference between the additional income and the expenses amounting to 11.2 billion rubles ($174 million) will be used to cut the budget deficit. As a result, it will reduce from 9% down to 6.8%.