Thursday, November 9 2017 15:29

The State Committee of the Cadastre and real estate concealed information on more than 3 thousand transactions, as a result of which state suffered damage in especially large amounts

The State Committee of the Cadastre and real estate concealed  information on more than 3 thousand transactions, as a result of  which state suffered damage in especially large amounts

ArmInfo. The Prosecutor General's  Office of Armenia instituted criminal proceedings on the facts of  causing damage to the state in especially large amounts as a result  of unfair or negligent treatment of officials to their duties.

The Prosecutor General's Office in particular found out that the  State Committee of Cadastre and Real Estate of Armenia did not  provide information on some real estate transactions between 2013 and  2017 to the RA State Revenue Committee.

According to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office,  State Committee of Cadastre and Real Estate of Armenia, presenting  reports on real estate transactions for each trimester to the State  Revenue Committee, did not provide information on the transactions of  the last day of each trimester from 2013 to 2017.

As a result, information on 3204 real estate transactions was not  reflected in the reports of the Committee and was not transferred to  the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia. As a result  of this circumstance, the state authority was deprived of the  opportunity to properly perform the collection of taxes in accordance  with the procedure established by law, and the state suffered damage  on an especially large scale.

The received data were provided to the RA State Revenue Committee and  were instructed to identify transactions subject to taxation. At the  current stage of the study, it was established that for 5  transactions with real estate, committed by individuals and not  reflected in the report of the Cadastre and Real Estate Committee, an  amount of 78,198,884 AMD was not paid to the state budget without  penalties. In addition, as a result of 3 transactions made by  business entities and absent in the report of the Cadastre and Real  Estate Committee, an amount of 1,571,800 AMD was not paid to the  state budget without fines (the activity of these economic entities  is suspended).

The inspections by the Committee of State Revenues of Armenia are  continuing. However, given that the violations found, obviously,  contain signs of a crime - negligent or dishonest attitude of  officials to work, as a result that the lawful interests of the state  were damaged in especially large amounts, the Prosecutor General's  Office of Armenia instituted criminal proceedings under Part 2 of  Article 315 of the RA Criminal Code.


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