YEREVAN, January 31. /ARKA/. Zangezur copper-molybdenum combine topped the list of the biggest tax payers in Armenia as of the end of 2012, published by the country’s State Revenue Committee.
According to the report, the company paid over 31.7bln drams in January-December 2012 as compared to about 29.8bln drams in the same period of the year before.
Of it, about 29.5bln drams were collected directly by the tax authorities and about 2.1bln drams were collected by the customs agencies. Direct taxes (income tax, profit tax) amounted to over 12.4bln drams, and indirect taxes (including VAT and excise tax) totaled about 7.8bln drams. Some 11.5bln drams were other taxes, duties and mandatory payments.
ArmRosgazprom was the second in the list of top 1,000 tax payers: its contributions to the state budget exceeded 30.9bln drams over the reporting period, as compared to 21.8bln drams in January-December 2011. Of them, 30.4bln drams were collected by the tax authorities and over 499.6bln drams were collected by the customs.
The third in the list is mobile operator K-Telecom (VivaCell-MTS trademark) that paid a total of over 21.7bln drams in the period against over 17.7bln drams in 2011. Aleks Grig company’s contributions to the budget were the fourth biggest ones – over 17.4bln drams against more than 17.7bln drams in January-December 2011. Finally, ArmenTel (Beeline trademark) is the fifth having paid taxes worth a total of about 11.4bln drams in January-December 2012 against 12.6bln drams in the same period of 2011.
In total, the 1,000 biggest tax payers paid over 558.5bln drams to the country’s budget in four quarters of 2012, as compared to 483.5bln drams in January-December 2011. ($1=407.32drams).-0-