Unfortunately, there has been a tradition in our country that the major televisions avoid paying the declared taxes. Such a statement made Finance Minister Ivane Machavariani in the Parliament, during his “Minister’s Hour”.
According to him, tax evasion would cut budget revenues and significantly hamper the development of relatively small televisions. As Machavariani said, he is not going to continue such a policy and everyone should pay taxes.
The Minister confirmed that payment schedule had already been agreed with the TV companies so that the debt will be fully repaid within 5 years.