El Salvador signs anti-fraud agreement with Spain

El Salvador has signed an agreement with Spain that's aimed at avoiding double taxation and preventing tax fraud.

Friday, July 11, 2008

"The agreement is a tool that will encourage investments and trade between our countries," said El Salvador's Vice President, Ana Vilma de Escobar.
"With this accord we will avoid paying taxes twice, something that has been a major obstacle in developing business relations."

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Guatemala: 14 Years in Prison for Tax Fraud

June 2013

Mario Brol Samayoa has been convicted of money laundering, tax fraud, special case of tax fraud and customs fraud.

According to investigations by the Prosecutor, Brol Samayoa exported gasoline to countries such as Taiwan, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, without paying Value Added Tax (VAT). "Because of this fraud the government failed to receive $91 million," according to the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) ".

More CICIG ... and Not Only for Guatemala

April 2015

The dismantling of the network of corruption at the highest level of the taxation system shows the validity and the necessity that Central America has for having bodies such as the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala.


Guatemalan business leaders have been talking about the matter, after the release of the CICIG updates which shed light on a group of criminals who, from the highest level of customs administration, engineered smuggling and tax fraud in the country. See: "Customs Fraud Network in Guatemala".

Guatemala: CICIG to Remain Active

April 2015

President Perez Molina has announced he will be making a request to extend until 2017 the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in the country.

From a statement issued by the Government of Guatemala:

President Otto Perez Molina has announced the decision of his government to ask the United Nations for a new mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) so that it will continue in office until 2017.

Independent Professionals Targeted by Costa Rican Treasury

October 2009

Costa Rica intends to fight tax fraud and evasion, labeling them not only as felonies but also as an ethical and solidarity problem.

The Treasury of Costa Rica presented the National Plan for Preventing and Fighting Tax Fraud. It remarks the need to improve the management of related information, and to ease the required procedures to raid and obtain information.

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