Guatemala: Investigation on $382 million Tax Evasion
The Superintendency of Tax Administration is investigating companies that purchased fake invoices in order to avoid paying taxes.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Among the companies and individuals under investigation are agricultural producers, poultry farmers, fabric retailer and cold room repair service providers.
The Tax Authority estimates that during last year, 2011, the amount of evaded payment would have been been about $16 million.
The Finance Ministry asked for two changes to the tax evasion bill being discussed in Congress.
There is urgent need to strengthen the Superintendence of Tax Administration (SAT) with audit and control instruments.
In Honduras, representatives from private companies request that the names of 34 large taxpayers who are allegedly evading paying their taxes be made public.
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