A grace period has been granted up until October 5, 2015, for filing in the tax return without penalties charged for delays.
From a statement issued by the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI):
Tegucigalpa, published on August 5 - Tax Amnesty for fines caused by non-submission of tax declaration.
Decree No. 66-2015, which extends the amnesty provided for in 140-2014, was recently approved, by which 60 calendar days are granted from the day following the publication in La Gaceta, in order for tax declarations to be settled without incurring penalties from the Executive Management and Revenue (DEI).
A waiver of fines, interest and penalties will apply starting June 12th and will run for 90 days for all taxpayers, both natural or legal persons.
Government Agreement No. 174-2014 published in Diario de Centroamérica:
"Article 7. Transient. Regularization. Taxpayers from the term of this Agreement, who elect to regularize operations or modify the method of recording costs and expenses, under this agreement, though the application of the special treatment provided therein and who owe taxes or formal sanctions, may enjoy exemptions from penalties, interest or surcharges in the method set out in this article. "
Business leaders say that amnesties on tax debts are an unjust punishment for companies that meet their tax obligations on time.
Private enterprises have criticized the inconsistency of state powers who on the one hand are seeking to increase revenue and on the other, reward and promote the culture of "no pay", stating that tax amnesties do not benefit the country. They are also demanding tax simplification in order to encourage investment establishing clear and stable tax provisions.
The National Revenue Authority plans to raise $400 million from taxpayers who will be allowed to regularize their tax status under the Tax Adjustment Act.
Prensa.com reports that "In addition to the so-called regularization or tax amnesty, the law establishes a moratorium for taxpayers who are delinquent in any taxes administered by the Anip. The persons (natural or legal) may pay the debt, free of fines, surcharges and save 25% on the interest earned. "
A bill intends to give taxpayers the opportunity to get in order tax payments owed due to errors or inaccuracies up to the fiscal year 2011.
A press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Panama reads:
The Government will provide an opportunity for taxpayers to manage their tax obligations with the National Revenue Authority (ANIP), which occurred due to inaccuracies or errors, exempting them from liability for such acts up to the fiscal year 2011, presented the head of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Frank De Lima, by a bill before the full National Assembly.
They undermine the principle of tax justice and the morality of honest taxpayers, hindering equal competition and promoting impunity.
From a statement by the ICEFI:
Guatemala, June 14, 2013
- The approved decree contains a greater amount of tax amnesty, in which benefits are given to delinquent taxpayers and those who have operated at unfair advantage over those who pay their taxes correctly and on time, even aggravating the negative consequences of the tax amnesty applied in 2011. This action violates the principle of tax justice and the morality of honest taxpayers, constituting an obstacle to a desirable climate of competition on equal terms, clear rules and ones which combat impunity.
The private sector in Honduras is protesting that the tax amnesty will not benefit small entrepreneurs .
In a letter sent by Mario Bustillo, director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa (CCIT) to the Finance Secretary, Wilfredo Cerrato, the official explained that persons and corporations whose declared gross income was lower than $1.57 million were excluded from the amnesty.
A law decree under discussion in Congress seeks to grant a tax amnesty on penalties and interest to taxpayers with outstanding accounts with the State.
The draft submitted by the secretary of the CN, Rigoberto Chang Castillo, would grant amnesty to tax charges such as taxes and contributions for improvements, fees, surcharges, fines and surcharges, which must be paid no later than July 31 of the current year .
The Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) has granted an additional 90 days exemption from fines for those companies who do not pay employer and employee contributions on time.
The additional period granted by the IGSS began on Sunday, April 1st, under agreement 1284 published by the public record newspaper Diario de Centro América. The first agreement exemption, 1270, was issued in September 2011 and has now expired, reported Prensalibre.com.
As of October 1st the Social Security Institute will exempt up to 100% of charges for payments in arrears.
Agreement Number 1270 by the board of the Social Security Institute (IGSS), will run for 15 months and allows for the exemption of 100% of charges for payments in arrears, defaults, administration costs and interest.
"... Employers with outstanding obligations to the IGSS will receive the exemption only if they pay the principal due or sign an acknowledgment of the debt with the institution," writes Lorena Alvarez in Elperiodico.com.gt.
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