168: $42 million and counting in unpaid taxes restored by authorities in just 45 days


20 billion 622 million drams in tax evasion damages have been restored in one and a half months alone as of July 1, PM Nikol Pashinyan said at today’s Cabinet meeting.

“As you know, since the formation of the government the combat against corruption and black market is actively ongoing in Armenia,” he said. Pashinyan said that 20 billion 622 million drams or 42 million dollars, in unpaid taxes have been restored amid criminal cases initiated by different law enforcement bodies. “This is a very important indicator and we must continue working in this direction,” he said.

State Revenue Committee president Davit Ananyan said the money was restored due to joint efforts of the national security service, the State Revenue Committee itself and the police. Ananyan said the figure is changing day by day.

The Prime Minister said that the money will be transferred to the state budget. “This figure relates solely to tax obligations, this figure doesn’t relate to corruption occurrences or illicit enrichment. We will restore the damage to the state to the end with no retreat.”

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS