ArmInfo. On November 16, the Armenian government at meeting will discuss the draft laws aimed at improving tax and customs administration for small and medium-sized businesses. RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan announced this on November 15 from the rostrum of the parliament.
According to him, protest actions of traders from a number of markets, including the Arinj mall shopping center, go beyond the legislation of the country.
Traders of the shopping center Arindzh Mall that belongs to the leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan hold protest actions in connection with the actions of the tax service, which require traders to submit a bill of invoice indicating the types of goods sold and sales volumes. This displeased traders, as they will have to pay more taxes. Representatives of the tax service told traders that if the documents were not properly presented, they would be fined. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister stressed that at present small and medium businesses with an annual turnover of up to 110 million AMD are in the simplified taxation system, but these volumes should be recorded by the business. Currently, 740 entities operate in the shopping center "Arinj mall", of which the annual turnover of 157 entities does not exceed 1 million AMD, 280 of the entities have turnover of 1-3 million AMD, 204 - 3-5 million, 140 - 5-10 million, 39 - 10-20 million AMD, 7 - 20-30 million AMD, and one entities has a turnover of more than 50 million. The task of the State Committee on State Revenues is to conduct settlements. If the calculations are in accordance with the current legislation, then there will be no additional tax burden on traders. In 740 business entities officially work 338 people, which means the presence in one structure of 0.4 people. "At the moment, we are talking only about the calculation and implementation of cash registers, if an accountant is needed, the government will find a solution to this problem, so that there is no additional burden for the traffickers," the Armenian government head said. If traders go beyond the threshold of 110 million AMD, then the current legislation will be applied.