Guatemala: Puerto Quetzal Customs Office the Most Active

The Puerto Quetzal customs office received the most revenue in January with $ 49 million.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It was followed by St. Thomas and the Central Customs Office, according to the Superintendence of Tax Administration (SAT).

"The two main tax collectors are located at maritime ports of the same name and the central office in the department of Guatemala," reported Prensalibre.com.

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Guatemala Intervenes in Customs Offices

October 2013

In order to curb smuggling and corruption President Perez Molina has announced that there will be interventions in five of the twelve customs offices in the country .

The customs offices will be taken over by the Executive through the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT), a task which will be undertaken by the Guatemalan military.

Dip in Tax Collection at Guatemalan Customs

September 2013

Between January and August 2013 $1.135 billion was raised in VAT on imports, while in the same period in 2012 the amount was $1.137 billion.

Data from the Tax Authority (SAT) shows that in terms of customs duties $157 million was collected, down by 22% compared to the $202.2 million reported in 2012.

Tax Revenues Up 5% in Guatemala

May 2013

In the first third of 2013 the state collected $2.111 billion, $110 million more than in the same period last year.

The figure is below the target set by the Tax Authority, which in this period was $2.277 billion, to cover the spending budget prepared by the Ministry of Finance.

Panamanian Customs Reap In $292 Million

May 2010

In the first four months of 2010, the Customs Authority generated 7.6% more income than the same period of 2009.

For 2010, the entity aims for an average daily income of $2.5 million, or $900 million a year, stated director Gloria Moreno de López.

“The increase was caused by improved import and export activity at the Colon Free Zone and more revenue at the Panama Canal, the nation’s two economic engines”, reported Laestrella.com.pa.

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