ArmInfo. "SRC does its work and does not deal with cheap PR," said Vardan Harutyunyan, Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia (ARC) on October 4 at a meeting with journalists, responding to a request to advertise those who conduct business in the "shadow."
Vardan Harutyunyan once again refused to name the names of businessmen who are doing business in the shadow sector. "If you want to hear information about any businessman, I will not say that as in the previous press conference, now you will not hear it." SRC does its work and does not engage in cheap PR. "We daily struggle with the shadow and its results are obvious, "he said, stressing that the ministry's employees set a very high standard for themselves.
According to him, in January-September 2017, the Office of Operational Investigation conducted about 2000 events, fixed funds to be paid to the budget for 2.2 billion AMD. "According to our estimates, the turnover in the shadow sector is 2.8 billion AMD," he said. Regarding the checks in the "Multi Groups" and "Katherine" companies, Vardan Harutyunyan noted that the regulations of the said events are approved by the annual program, the Committee does not influence its drafting. "The system chooses risk companies where they need to undergo inspections," the head of SRC said, noting that these companies included a list of upcoming inspections at the end of 2016, and he does not see anything surprising in it.
According to Harutyunyan, the current year was marked by structural reforms for the tax and customs bodies. Tax inspections have been disbanded, 3 departments have been established to provide services to taxpayers, a tax inspectorate for small taxpayers, and a tax inspectorate for large and medium taxpayers who have become part of the committee's units as a subdivision of a higher tax authority. In the current year, a centralized accounting system was also introduced. On this, as the head of the tax and customs body noted, the reforms in the sphere did not end, and in this connection did not rule out the possibility of new structural changes.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that for the first quarter of 2017 Armenia recorded an unprecedented level of tax collections - 255 billion AMD instead of the planned 242 billion AMD and managed to significantly reduce the amount of "shadows" - from 48.8% to 33.2%, the chairman said. Committee of State Revenues (ARC) of Armenia Vardan Harutyunyan on May 11 summing up the activities of the department last 7 months. "It is impossible to eliminate the shadow turnover by 100% in any country, but it is necessary to conduct a consistent struggle, which we are doing," said Harutyunyan. At the same time, he refrained from voicing specific companies and indicators for today, referring to the tax secret and the fact that some realized their mistake and managed to improve.