ArmInfo. According to preliminary estimates of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of Armenia, Sanitek International LLC and the Armenian branch of Sanitek LLC owed the state about 600 million drams. SRC Deputy Chairman Edward Hovhannisyan stated this on August 13 at a press conference.
In particular, according to Hovhannisyan, in January-September 2018, Sanitek International LLC did not pay taxes to the state budget in the amount of 299.918.392 drams (VAT), and the unpaid taxes of the Armenian branch of Sanitek LLC amounted to 280.429.121 drams.
As the deputy head of the tax and customs committee showed, it turned out that the company, which, according to its type of activity, was a payer of value added tax (VAT), for some reason, presented the transport of waste as a cargo transportation activity. Meanwhile, according to Hovhannisyan, sanitations of territories or snow removal are subject to VAT. "We believe that transport of waste should not be considered as cargo transportation. In addition, the activities of the transport of waste company do not meet the criteria for cargo transportation," he said. At the same time, as the deputy chairman pointed out, the company is also in arrears regarding environmental tax payments.
According to the deputy head of the Committee, at this stage, Sanitek International LLC and Yerevan branch of Sanitek LLC appointed complex tax audits. Earlier, ArmInfo reported that the Investigative Department of the State Revenue Committee is continuing to investigate a criminal case against Sanitek on the fact of tax evasion on an especially large scale. According to the press service of the SRC, the case, according to the second part of the 205th article of the RA Criminal Code, was initiated on February 22, 2019. According to the source, there are no persons passing as defendants in the framework of this criminal case.