Dangerous Levels of Fiscal Uncertainty in Guatemala

Completing reform of the tax authority, reducing smuggling and reforming the Tax Code are the basis of the proposal by the Association for Research and Social Studies.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

From a statement issued by the Association for Research and Social Studies (ASIES):

Given the delicate situation of uncertainty and lack of direction found in Guatemala, ASIES believes it is part of its responsibility as a research center, to provide information to address the country's most critical problems. Therefore, in a press conference, the Board presented proposals for urgent action on economic, political, justice, social and environmental issues.

Dangerous problems, which will tend to get worse, and the serious leadership crisis facing Guatemala urgently require that we reach basic agreements, as a society, on priorities and solutions, and that government turns political will into concrete management decisions, resource allocation and effectiveness, transparency and integrity in the use thereof.

Read full document here (in spanish).

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