Guatemala: Greater Control for Multinational Companies

Regulators will oversee sales operations and transfer of funds from multinational companies based in the country and overseas branches.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The Superintendence of Tax Administration will create an international audit department, which will start operations in March.

Rudy Villeda, Superintendent of Tax Administration, told, "The idea is to have more information from multinationals with related companies abroad, as they sometimes affirm they declare taxes in other jurisdictions and that must be verified".

The project is supported by the U.S. Treasury Office and the German Cooperation Agency.

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