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Judical expenses

For statements of claims, applications and complaints submitted to the Court, for appeals and cassation complaints against the verdicts and Decisions of the Court, as well as in order to receive the copies (duplicates) of other documents from the Court, the rates of state duty are defined by RA Law on “State Duty”. 

According to Article 8, part 2 of RA Law on State Duty, the amount of basic duty is defined the 1000 AMD.
The concept of basic duty defined by the mentioned law is confirmed in Article 3 of RA Law on “Minimum Monthly Salary”. As per the mentioned article, in the sense of “Codes of the Republic of Armenia, laws, decrees of the President of the Republic of Armenia, Decisions of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and Prime Minister, acts of ministries and departments, local self-governing bodies, separate legal entities, the minimum monthly salary defined by this law cannot be accepted as calculation basis. 

In the mentioned acts the calculation basis is preserved the acting 1000 AMD”.
According to Article 9 of RA Law on “State Duty”, for the statements of claims, applications and complaints submitted to the Court, for appeal and cassation complaints against the verdicts and Decisions of the Court, as well as in order to provide the copies (duplicates) of documents provided by the Court, the state duty is levied with the following rates:
1. for statements of claims and applications on participating as a third party presenting independent demands against the dispute matter:
a) with a property demand –with the amount of 2% of the price of claim, but not less than 150% of the basic duty (minimum 1.500 AMD);
b) with a non-property demand – with the amount of fourfold of the basic duty (4.000 AMD);
2. for the applications to recognize legal entities as bankrupt – with the amount of 500-fold of the basic duty (500.000 AMD);
3. for the applications to recognize citizens as bankrupt - with the amount of 100-fold of the basic duty (100.000 AMD);
4. for the applications on cases of special proceedings - with the amount of 3-fold of the basic duty (3.000 AMD);
5. for the applications about the establishment of facts of juridical importance - with the amount of double-fold of the basic duty (2.000 AMD);
6. for applications about recovering the rights certified by the presenter and by lost order securities - with the amount of the basic duty (1.000 AMD);
7. for applications about providing fulfillment paper of compulsory implementation of verdicts by arbitrage tribunal (Courts of arbitration) - with the amount of fourfold of the basic duty (4.000 AMD):
a) with a property demand – with the amount of 2% of the amount subject to forced levy, but not less than 150% of the basic duty (minimum 1.500 AMD);
b) with a non-property demand - with the amount of fourfold of the basic duty (4.000 AMD);
8. for appeals lodged against the verdicts and Decisions of the Court:
a) with cases of property demand - with the amount of 3% of the disputed amount mentioned in the appeal, and if the demands satisfied or not satisfied by the Court of First Instance are disputed on the whole, or the satisfied or not satisfied demands are not disputed, then with the amount of 3% of the price of the claim instituted and appealed to the Court of First Instance;
b) with cases of non-property demand– with the amount of 10-fold of the basic duty (10.000 AMD);
c) with cases of special proceedings - with the amount of 8-fold of the basic duty (8.000 AMD);
9. for cassation complaints against the verdicts and Decisions of the Court:
a) with cases of property demand - with the amount of 3% of the price of the claim but not less than 10-fold of the basic duty and not more than 1000-fold of the basic duty (not less than 10.000 AMD and not more than 1.000.000 AMD);
b) with cases of non-property demand – with the amount of 20-fold of the basic duty (20.000 AMD);
c) with cases of special proceedings - with the amount of 10-fold of the basic duty (10.000 AMD);
10. for providing a copy (duplicate) of the verdict of the Court, sentence, Court Decision according to the written application of parties participating in the case examination or other persons –with the amount of 50 % of the basic duty and for each prepared page with the amount of 15 % of the basic duty (500 AMD, and additional 150 AMD for each copied page);
11. for providing copies of documents attached to the statement of claim of persons participating in the case, according to the written application of parties participating in the case examination or other persons – with the amount of 20% of the basic duty and for each prepared page with the amount of 10% of the basic duty (200 AMD and additional 100 AMD for each copied page);
12. for each prepared carrier (compact laser disk) for giving a carrier copied from the original computer recording carrier of the Court session – with the amount of basic duty (1.000 AMD). 

Article 22 of RA Law on State Duty confirms the privileges as to the state duty in Courts. Mainly, the following persons are exempted from the payment of state duty in Courts:
1. plaintiffs with claims connected with the levy of payments of salary and other sums equated to it and referring to labor disputes;
2. plaintiffs with claims referring to the levy of alimony;
3. plaintiffs with claims referring to the compensation of harms caused by mutilation or other health injury, as well as a result of the death of a bread-winner;
4. bodies of social insurance and social security with regressive claims referring to the levy of the amounts of pension and allowance paid to the aggrieved or to the members of his/her family from the person who caused harm;
5. plaintiffs with claims referring to the compensation of material harms caused to them as a result of crime;
6. plaintiffs as to the applications submitted to the Court with the issues of protecting the legally protected rights and interests of other persons in cases stipulated by law;
7. non-commercial organizations and natural persons:
- with claims to quash the Decision of the Court for halting the case or leaving the claim without examination, on postponing or delaying the execution of verdicts, changing the way and order of the execution of verdicts, replacing the provision or one type of the provision of claims with another type;
- with complaints on reviewing the verdict or Decision of the Court as a result of newly emerged circumstances;
- with claims on waiver or reduction of fines imposed by the verdicts of Courts;
- with applications to evade the implementation of Court verdicts, to recover the missed deadlines, as well as applications on appealing against the actions of Judicial Bailiffs;
- with complaints against the Courts Decisions on rejecting the waiver or reduction of fines, with other complaints against the Court Decision;
- with complaints against the Decision adopted by relevant authorized bodies referring to administrative offences;
- while submitting a claim, on claiming back cultural values from an illegal possessor;
8. Prosecutor's Office bodies with claims referring to the protection of state interests;
9. the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia;
10. participants of the proceedings speaking during the proceedings from the part of the person who submitted the cassation complaint, and third persons with claims for joining to the complaint;
11. applicants with applications on the violation of their rights of electing and/or being elected;
12. applicants with applications on recognizing a citizen as not capable or limited capable;
13. petitioners seeking refugee status with claims and complaints on appealing the rejection of the application about receiving a refugee status;
14. persons having refugee status with claims and complaints on recovering their rights of abode which were violated;
15. psychiatric establishments with applications on subjecting a citizen to a compulsory treatment in psychiatric hospital;
16. compulsory executors of judicial acts:
- with applications on reviewing the verdict of the Court that has come into legal force based on the conciliation agreement of the parties;
- with statements of claim on recognizing a debtor as insolvent (bankrupt) in cases defined by law ;
17. the Head of a temporary administration and liquidation commissioner with claims submitted aiming to execute their tasks as defined by RA Law on Banks;
18. the debtor with statements of claim to recognize his/her own insolvency (bankruptcy);
19. applicants with applications about issuing payment instructions;
20. the defendant of human rights with claims presented by him/her. 

The mentioned persons are being exempted from the payment of duty also for appeals and cassation complaints against the verdicts and Decisions of the Court. A state duty is not levied also for a civil claim initiated in criminal proceedings.

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