The awards, which are given to the best teachers in the field of music, have exempted him from taxation.

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree exempting the awards that the best teachers in the field of musical art will receive from personal income tax (PIT). It is 13% in Russia.

Prizes for teachers who have been working as music teachers for at least three years were established by decree of the President of the Russian Federation this year. On the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, it is specified that 100 prizes of 500 thousand rubles each will be awarded annually to teachers of children’s music schools, art schools and choir schools. For teachers of music colleges and higher educational institutions, 50 awards of 1 million rubles are provided. It is noted that such encouragement will become an incentive to improve the skills of teachers who have achieved high results in their professional activities.

As previously reported by the online publication Uchitelskaya Gazeta, in October the results of the first competition for the award were summed up. It was attended by 513 teachers from 79 regions of the country. The winners are one hundred teachers of children’s art schools, 25 teachers of schools and 25 teachers of universities. The jury evaluated the author’s teaching methods and technologies, the number of students who became winners of various awards, participation in concerts and creative events as a performer.