ArmInfo. Based on the results of a study of the declared volumes of retail trade turnover in Gyumri for September 20-22, head of the tax administration of the Shirak region was dismissed. Head of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of Armenia David Ananyan reported to journalists on October 16.
According to Ananyan, many managed to ascertain the fact that in the period from September 20 to 22 in connection with the celebration of Independence Day in Gyumri, the city was visited by an unprecedented number of tourists - about 15 thousand people. On behalf of the Prime Minister, the tax authorities examined how much this dynamic has affected the business. "When comparing the recorded turnover of business entities for three weekends - September 6-9, September 13-15, September 20-22, it turned out that if in the fields of food service, gas station activity, trade, for September 6-9, 112 thousand cash-register receipts were printed and the turnover in the amount of 381 million drams was declared, for September 13- 15, 118 thousand cash-register receipts with a turnover of 339 million drams were printed, for September 20-22, 115 thousand cash-register receipts and a total of 403 million drams were declared. This indicates both the omissions of the regional SRC and the fact that tax agents in the person of business entities have not yet formed a culture of providing cash receipts, "the chief tax official said.
At the same time, as David Ananyan emphasized, the SRC itself recognized that there were omissions and imperfections noted during the work of the department. Immediately after this, the head of the Shirak administration of the SRC lost his post, because the Committee considered that he also had his share of guilt.
Nevertheless, as the head of the SRC said, progress has already been noted in the issue of cash-register receipts. So, for 9 months of 2019, 37.7% more cash-register receipts were breached in the country or 85 million 490 thousand 795 more than in the same period last year. Altogether 312 million 386 thousand 974 cash-register receipts were provided in the amount of 1 billion 112 million 615 thousand drams. The declared additional turnover amounted to 236 million 150 thousand drams (an increase of 21.2%).
Earlier, on October 9, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on the sidelines of the scientific- practical symposium ''What to do? Economic revolution - understanding and implementation'' stated that despite the fact that on September 21 in Gyumri the restaurants were full, there was a large crowd of guests and unprecedented economic activity, it turned out that trading cash-register receipts were printed at the same amount as previous days. According to him, this is actually very bad news. "That's what we mean, speaking of business partnerships and the state. The business sector in Gyumri knew that on this day the tax inspectorate would not conduct checks and raids. The government took such measures to create new opportunities for local business by organizing such a grand event. Should a business take retaliatory steps? And here the logic of partnerships is important - the economic revolution cannot be a monologue. It should be a dialogue, "the prime minister said.