According to our information, the family of Vardanyans, who owns “Grand Candy”, “Grand Tobacco”, “Masis tabak” and other companies pay salaries to their employees in envelopes. More likely, they register the minimum salary 50,000 AMD or a symbolic amount of money for employees, but the real wages gave in the envelope. Thus, they are reluctant to pay income tax imposed for wages. In addition, they also do not announce the real number of employees.
Vahram Brutyan, who is responsible for press service of Vardanyans’ companies, told our reporters that “this information is not true.”
To clarify this question the reporters of “First News and Analyses” asked First Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee Armen Alaverdyan, who confirmed that the economic entities use such vicious mechanisms to avoid taxes.
Armen Alaverdyan noted that in order it is impossible to disclose the activities of those companies by administration. For this purpose it is necessary to take legislative and other instruments, up to compelling to liability.