The award was established in 2008 by the Entrepreneurship Development Support Fund at the initiative of State Duma deputies.
The event is also supported by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
The main task of the organizers is to popularize honest, transparent and competent business conduct, and, of course, to stimulate the voluntary and timely payment of taxes.
Over the years, the nominees for the Best Taxpayer of the Year Award included such campaigns as Rosneft, Aeroflot, Gazprom and others.
“Our Prize is expressions of gratitude for the conscientious fulfillment of our duties to the state,” the Organizing Committee commented on the event. “It is very important to draw public attention to the activities of iconic enterprises that really affect Russia's economic growth and fully comprise the elite of the national economy.”