Partner, advocate in “AM” Law Firm Vanik Margaryan participated to the discussion organized by Radio Van related to the new legislative project in field of taxi and legislative regulations regarding online platforms with the directors of the companies “Yandex Taxi” and “Utaxi” (reference: https://radiovan.fm/station/article/19416).
By the project of the law it is offered to resolve existing legislative gaps related to the online platforms transmitting a taxi service order, to regulate their activity determining that the mentioned platforms are not providers of tax service and have a separate activity exclusively by transmitting order, as well as the application of software calculators is permitted. Besides, more specific requirements for taxi services are also provided, the features of the taxi service at the airport are regulated by the project.
At the same time, discriminatory differentiation of individual drivers is made by the project, in the result of which collaborators with online platforms should be registered as individual entrepreneur, pay state fee and taxes and non-collaborators shall be exempt from fees and taxes, which is problematic both in legal term and term of justification.
The project is published by this reference: https://www.e-draft.am/projects/2452