ArmInfo. "Any attempt to avoid paying taxes, regardless of the taxpayer's category, must be stopped in all cases where there is a risk of non-payment, which must be the reaction of the KGD," the RA Customs and Customs Service said in response to the constantly sounding in the last days in the parliament accusations of deputies from the fraction of the "Tsarukyan" block about allegedly carried out by the KGD, tax terror in the "Arinj Molle" belonging to Gagik Tsarukyan.
As reported by the press service of the department, the control measures of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia, especially during the last days, became the topic of speculation for a certain group of people who, under the guise of social problems, try to avoid proper fulfillment of their tax obligations, staking on holding mass protests. It is noted that only in November 2017 the Committee initiated control measures in all the fairs of the country. And this is after there have been no significant trends in improving the tax behavior of economic entities operating in the country's fairs, even after one-year large-scale explanatory and preventive measures. "Meanwhile, the registered data on the activities of the latter on the basis of analytical work were more than eloquent," the KGD said.
In particular, 196 commissions were initiated in the Committee to study the activities of the organizers of trade places, of which only 31 were initiated against LLC FIRM NEW (Arindzh Mol). It turned out that this company, which distinguished itself by active protest activities, and having the largest number of taxpayers, compared to other fairs, recorded a much lower income for the fiscal period January-October 2017. If 345 tax-payers of "Petak" TC for the reporting period showed a turnover of 4 billion drams, the turnover of 361 subjects of "Surmalu" amounted to more than 4.5 billion drams, then 748 subjects of "Arinj Mol" showed a turnover of about 2.9 billion drams.
At the same time, as the tax and customs service notes, as a result of the relevant work of the Committee's employees with the economic entities of the TC "Petak" and "Surmalu" and taxpayers of 22 more outlets, the latter revised their indicators. Meanwhile, LLC "Firm New", every time, trying to politicize the issue, makes every effort to avoid declaring taxes in full. Meanwhile, as reminded in the Committee, the requirements of the CGP for taxpayers are not new and established by the laws of the Republic of Armenia.
"The KGB under the government of Armenia, being an apolitical body, believes that a taxpayer who tries to avoid fulfilling his tax obligations for any political, social or other reason, hoping to benefit from it, is just an ordinary offender, and the so-called" soft administration, "can and should only concern a law-abiding taxpayer," the report said. Therefore, according to the department, any manifestation of avoiding payment of taxes, regardless of the taxpayer category, should be prevented in all cases where there is a risk of non- payment, which must necessarily be the reaction of the KGD. Consequently, as noted, all tax offenders are considered by the Committee as risky and against them, according to the current legislation, control measures are applied by tax inspectors. Within the framework of the law, the KGD is authorized to conduct operative-investigative measures and obtain operational information. The committee asks the question: "By what right is the shopping center with 748 business entities and declared only 338 employees, can accuse the state agency of gross administration and biased attitude."
Recall that traders belonging to the leader of the party "Prosperous Armenia" Gagik Tsarukyan shopping center "Arindzh Mall" conduct 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, because 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 RA Prime Minister stressed earlier that at present small and medium businesses with an annual turnover of up to 110 million drams are in the system of simplified taxation, but these volumes should be recorded by the business. "Currently, about 740 entities operate in the shopping center" Arinj mall ", of which the annual turnover of 157 entities does not exceed 1 million drams, 280 subjects - turnover is 1-3 million drams, out of 204 - 3-5 million drams, from 140 - 5-10 million drams, out of 39 - 10-20 million drams, out of 7 - 20-30 million drams.