Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 22 / Trend A.Akhundov /
The owners of the Bina and Sadarak shopping centres in Baku have to resolve all issues with the taxation of businesses working at these centres in 2013, First Deputy Minister of Taxes Natig Amirov said at a press conference on Tuesday,.
"Last year, we held a meeting with the owners of these shopping centres and gave them one year to address these issues. Some entrepreneurs working there believe the taxes they have to pay are included in the rental which is illegal. This is mostly the fault of the owners who did not explain the taxation issues well enough,"Amirov said.
He said installation of cash registers in these centres began last year and service offices of the ministry currently operate there.
Amirov noted that in 2013 installation of cash registers will be completed at all bulk sales locations. There are 95 such locations in Baku.
"The installation process of cash registers is underway and the machines will be installed wherever necessary. This process has already been 95 per cent completed," Amirov said.
As reported earlier, on January 19, a group of entrepreneurs working at the Bina shopping centre in the Garadagh district of Baku protested against the additional fee imposed by the shopping centre's management holding an unauthorised rally and blocking the Baku-Astara highway near the centre, a joint statement of Baku Prosecutor's Office and Chief Police Department said.
Ten people were accused under a criminal case in connection with the rally at the Bina shopping centre and administrative penalties were imposed on 30 rally participants.
Ignoring the warnings to stop disturbing public order, the rally participants resisted the police putting their lives and health in danger, the statement said.
As a result, criminal proceedings were instituted under articles 221.3 (hooliganism) and 315.2 (resistance or use of force against a government official) under the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.
Necessary investigation and search operations are currently being carried out to determine the organisers and participants of the crime.