YPC Weekly Newsletter

2010


TAX OFFICERS DEMAND LIABILITY REPAYMENT BY “GALA” TV COMPANY

On April 8 “GALA” TV company of Gyumri released a statement, noting that State Revenue Committee by the RA Government demanded the founder of the TV company, “CHAP” LLC, to repay income tax for 2008 and the delinquency charge of a total of 822,000 AMD (more than $ 2,000). The owner of “CHAP” LLC Vahan Khachatrian refuses to fulfill the demands of the tax inspection, as in 2008 the TV company worked in wane and did not have a single advertiser within 8 months, the statement emphasizes. As it has been reported, the tax audit at “CHAP” and the consecutive litigations started as soon as, on October 22, 2007, Vahan Khachatrian announced about the attempts of various power agencies to exert pressure on “GALA” (see details in “On Freedom of Speech in Armenia” report for 2008 on YPC web-site www.ypc.am or home.ypc.am in “Studies” section).