YEREVAN, October 29. / ARKA /. Armenia’s 478 largest corporate taxpayers paid a total of 85 billion drams in taxes and other mandatory payments in the third quarter of the year, the State Revenue Committee (SRC) said. It said also this amount made 51 percent of all taxes collected in the country in the reporting period.
For comparison, 468 largest corporate taxpayers in the third quarter of 2012 paid 67 billion drams or 49.6 % of all collected taxes.
As of October 1, 2013 largest taxpayers’ overpayments totaled 119.6 billion drams, including 69.3 billion drams in VAT. Their tax liabilities totaled 41.8 billion drams. During the reporting period the government returned 4.3 billion drams in VAT overpayments and 1.7 billion drams in other taxes. During the reporting period, the tax authorities recovered also 3.7 billion drams of unpaid taxes.
According to the State Revenue Committee, the number of payroll employees in the third quarter of 2013 increased by 4.8 % or by 66,822 people from the same time span last year, and the funds allocated for wages increased by 17 %. ($ 1 - 405.76 drams) . -0-