Changes in Electronic Tax Stamp Service

The tender for the service of electronic tax stamps for containers passing through Guatemalan customs will no longer be carried out, meaning that several companies will be able to offer their services independently.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Last June the Superintendency of Tax Administration of Guatemala had convened an informative meeting for companies that were interested in the qualification process to provide the electronic tax stamp service. 

But now, authorities have halted the tender and will certify companies to provide these devices to exporters and importers.

Valeska Mogollón, regulatory manager at the Customs Administration, told that " ... There will not be a service contract issued by us, rather users of the customs service that need to send a shipment will contract a company that will provide them with the tax stamp, and then they will advocate with the Tax Administration".

Mogollón added that " ... this decision was taken to promote transparency and competition, because any company can become a provider of this service."

Among the requirements that companies must comply with is having a license to provide GPS service, accrediting experience in this field and submitting an application in accordance with article 122 of the Tax Code. 

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