Guatemalan Tax Revenue Up 7.4% in March

The country collected $397 million (3.17 billion quetzales) in March, according to data from the Tax Authority (SAT).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

In the first quarter of 2010 tax revenue summed $1.13 billion, a 7.9% increase when compared to the same period of 2009, when $1.05 billion were collected.

“According to preliminary SAT data, collection of Value-Added Tax increased due to more international trade”, reported

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Panama: Tax Amnesty to the End of 2021

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The National Assembly approved in third debate the bill that extends until December 31 of this year the validity of the tax amnesty, which initially arose in 2019.

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Tax Fraud: New Cases in Guatemala

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Chang y Compania and Mag Alcoholes, are two companies that during March were audited by local authorities, after the detection of the possible crime of tax and customs fraud.

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Taxes: When Plans Fail

July 2019

Although Costa Rica and Nicaragua approved fiscal reforms this year, it is predicted that the expected results in terms of tax collection will not be achieved.

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Increase in Panama's Fiscal Effeciency

July 2016

Optimization of the DGI's management practices has been cited as the cause of the 14.3% increase in tax revenue collection in the first half of the year.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance:

The collection of tax revenue for the first half of the year increased by 14.3% compared to the same period in 2015, according to the latest preliminary report released today by the Directorate General of Revenue (DGI) at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).