ArmInfo. The Tax and Customs Committee of Armenia has opened a criminal case against the honored art worker for tax evasion. Head of the SRC of Armenia David Ananyan told reporters on October 16 at a press conference.
So, according to Ananyan, five out of nine honored artists who received notifications from the State Revenue Committee outlining specific facts regarding events with their participation, and undeclared income, did so in the end. Nevertheless, a criminal case had to be brought up against one person, a preliminary calculation was carried out against the second and, most likely, proceedings would also be instituted. Two more are abroad, and promised to declare their income upon return.
At the same time, David Ananyan is very optimistic and thinks that very soon representatives of the show business will nevertheless heed the calls of the SRC and will move to the "white" field.
To recall, head of the SRC of Armenia David Ananyan in September 2018 called on representatives of the cultural sector to pay taxes in good faith. Already in December, the SRC noted that illegal entrepreneurial activity leads to criminal liability. But, the Armenian "cultural " representatives not only ignored the appeal of the tax authorities, but some, in particular the "stars" of the local show business, expressed their indignation in plain text. In this situation, units of the State Revenue Committee implemented tax control measures. It turned out that one of the representatives of the Armenian show business in the period from 2017 to 2019. Having received commercial income in the amount of about 384.6 million drams, he did not register with the tax authority without paying a tax of more than 21 million drams to the state budget.