It is the second month that Raya Prazyan, a 78-year-old resident of the village of Kakhakn in Gegharkunik marz, goes to bed without having enough food. Tax authorities deduct 10,000 AMD from her monthly pension of 31,000 AMD as an administrative fine.
Until 2006, the woman had a small stall near the village school, selling chewing gums and cookies to schoolchildren and paying all the taxes. She had to close her stall after it was robbed.
Roza Prazyan told «Hetq» that no one told her that she was required to file an aplication to the tax authorities, informing them that she went out of business. Early this year the old woman received a letter from the tax authorities that a fine of 500,000 AMD was imposed on her.
So a sum of 10,000 AMD is deducted from the woman's pension every month until the full amount of fine (500,000 AMD) is levied.
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