ArmInfo. The prevailing mass of about 50-55 thousand jobs created after the "velvet revolution" were simply removed from the "shadow sector". But in the future, the Armenian tax does not expect such a large-scale reference from the "shadow". This was stated by Chairman of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of Armenia David Ananyan on July 9 at a press conference.
In April of this year Armenian Prime Minister Nikiol Pashinyan on his Facebook page during a live broadcast turned to the statements that he made, in particular, regarding the fact that more than 50,000 jobs have been created in Armenia after the revolution. Pashinyan said that the first version is that these were jobs that operated in <shadow>, and after the revolution they were simply withdrawn from the <shadow sector>. <But, of course, there are also new jobs here, the differentiation of this number will require a deeper analysis, but these subtleties are not so significant at the moment. Significantly, the number of registered jobs in Armenia, compared with January 2018, in January 2019 in Armenia increased by 50.141>, the premier explained.
According to Ananyan, the practice of not registering an employee is inherent in small and medium-sized businesses, large business, as a rule, does not go for such "tricks". The phenomenon, as the head of the SRC has pointed out, is very often found in the service sector, in particular, in the sphere of public catering, when cafes and restaurants accept workers, mostly waiters, for a trial period, which leads to constant staff rotation. "We understand that there is a task of a" technical nature ", that is, we have a stated number of employees, but no names of specific workers. In this case, we are forced to fix the fact, because the person is not registered in the manner prescribed by law, but we understand that there is legal gap, "he explained.
As for the fact that after the revolution, about 50 thousand jobs were removed from the shadows in Armenia, according to David Ananyan, there will be no such "revelations" in the future, for the simple reason that it is believed that the legal awareness of Armenian society is already so increased that they themselves began to register their employees. "The problems with SMEs are not only with legal awareness, but also with the specificity of the cost structure and relatively low profitability level, which is why, to ensure a certain level of profitability, unfortunately, they continue to resort to such measures," Ananyan said.