El Salvador: Tax Collection Decreases by 15%

In February, the government collected $199.9 million in net taxes, 15.61% less than the $236.9 million collected in January.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

According to official figures from the Central Reserve Bank (BCR), tax collection for February was also 13.76% lower than during the same period in 2008.

Rafael Barraza, former president of BCR, told Laprensagrafica.com: "The decrease in tax revenue is being manifested due to the external situation that is impacting the country, both in its level of exports and the level of employment. Since there is less economic activity, lower revenue for the Treasury is also expected. "



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A drop in the collection of sales tax revenue by customs offices and of the internal sales tax confirms a drop in consumption by households and firms.

The decline in imports during the last year, caused a drop in sales tax revenue in customs, which in February, had a real decrease of 1.39% compared to the growth of 18.3% in the same period in 2012, according to calculations made by La Nacion using data supplied by the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.

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Up to and including February 2009, tax collection was $436.8 million, compared to $497 million during the same period last year.

The head of the area of macroeconomics for the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development, Álvaro Trigueros, informed Elsalvador.com: “The reduction in tax revenues comes from lower collection of the Value Added Tax (IVA), which decreased by $53 million, while import taxes were down by some $10 million. The decline in imports is related to falling oil prices, lower tariffs and generally to a lower economic growth."

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The 15.2% decrease in customs tax collection for the month of March was the most influential in the outcome of the first quarter of 2009.

Guillermo Zúñiga, Minister of Finance, attributed these results to the global economic crisis.

Mipunto.com reported statements by the minister: "The global recession, which has caused a sharp slowdown in local economy, has taken its toll with regard to tax collection."

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