Some Types Of Entrepreneurship To Shift From Fixed Taxes To Common T


May 11, 2011

YEREVAN, May 11. / ARKA /. The Armenian parliament has passed today
in the second and final reading a set of changes and amendments to
the Law on Fixed Payments, which offer new types of taxation.

A deputy finance minister Suren Karayan, who presented the bill,
said the changes refer to several types of businesses like retail
petrol and diesel fuel selling, commercial fishing, organization
of baths and shower rooms. Under the changes, they will shift from
paying fixed taxes to the common taxation filed.

Sheriff earns Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Lowell Sun (Massachusetts)
May 6, 2011 Friday

Sheriff earns Ellis Island Medal of Honor

BY: By Evan Lips

BILLERICA — Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is heading to
New York City to be awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his
work establishing Boston’s Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Kennedy
Greenway, a spokesman said yesterday.

“It really comes from his work as a state representative,” said
Michael Hartigan, Koutoujian’s spokesman.

In 1999, Koutoujian first filed legislation to consider an Armenian
remembrance site in Boston. It took about 10 years, but last September
the park was established.

Hartigan said the Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded each year
to Americans who “exemplify a life dedicated to community service.”
Previous recipients include Rosa Parks, Muhammed Ali and former
President Jimmy Carter.

Awards are handed out by the National Ethnic Coalition of
Organization. NECO spokesman James Moore said Koutoujian is one of 350
nationwide who will be honored tomorrow.

“Each nominee is vetted by an advisory committee and final decisions
are made by our chairman and his executive selection committee,” Moore
said. “In consideration of Sheriff Koutoujian we took into account him
being the lead sponsor of the Annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration.”

Hartigan said Koutoujian was nominated by Jim Kalustian, president of
the Armenian Heritage Foundation, for his work with the Armenian
Heritage Park and the Armenian Genocide remembrance.