ArmInfo. The State Revenue Committee (SRC) of Armenia will work on the formation of a tax culture. This will make the process of introducing a system of total declaration of incomes of the population of the country less painful. The Deputy Chairman of the Ministry Mikael Pashayan told this on November 13th at a press conference.
According to Pashayan, the tax and customs committee has a corresponding technical base for forming a culture of paying taxes. "Over the years, in Armenia, taxes were paid" at least reluctantly ", but we have to work on creating a proper culture so that for all taxpayers, ranging from ordinary citizens to large business entities, it becomes clear where the taxes paid to them go, he declared. To do this, according to Mikael Pashayan, the legislation must be clear and clear even for a simple man in the street who does not have the relevant knowledge. The formation of a tax culture, as indicated by the deputy head of the SRC, will assist the process of introducing a system of total income declaration of the population. The process, in terms of providing the legislative base, will be launched in 2019. From January 1 in 2020, it is expected the system will be fully implemented. "Until now, we have adhered to the point of view that the taxes of individuals should be paid only by legal entities - tax agents. But today's technologies, as well as the relevant skills and knowledge of citizens in the field of IT, suggest that the population is ready for a total declaration of their income "he explained. However, in order to make the process more enjoyable for citizens, the tax authorities also took care of the introduction of the bonus system - use ID cards to identify the taxpayer, in order not only to have a comprehensive view of the incomes of citizens of the country, but also, in some sense, to reduce Income tax payments by returning a certain amount from purchases to the accumulative card in the form of a cashback. The option of applying the personal qr-code of the buyer, which will be entered into the check of the cash register, and bonuses will be accumulated on the "personal wallet", is also being considered. "You shouldn't be afraid of the system, if an individual doesn't want to declare his purchases, he simply won't get a refund of the interest spent," concluded Mikael Pashayan. Earlier, ArmInfo reported that the State Revenue Committee of Armenia intends to come up with a proposal for amendments to the Tax Code. If the amendments are accepted, identification cards (ID-cards) will also serve as accumulation cards; they can also be used in shopping centers. As stated by the head of the SRC David Ananyan, special declarations will be prepared for people with ID-cards in the video posted on the government's Facebook page. "We will distribute all the devices for" reading "cards. Cash registers will determine the buyer, and when you buy something in the store, this product will be registered as purchased by the SRC. At that 1%, 2% or 3% of the amount all purchases during the year will be returned to the citizen, "said Ananyan. At the same time, as David Ananyan told ArmInfo on November 7, if a citizen's expenses significantly exceed official income, then tax officials may have questions regarding the sources of origin of these funds