Honduras: Increase in Tax Supervisory Pressure

An announcement has been made that greater control will be exerted in verifying payments of income taxes by large taxpayers.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Due to the decline in revenue from income tax and irregularities in the internal collection agency, the Directorate of Revenue has announced it will increase controls on businesses.

In an article on Latribuna.hn Miriam Guzman, head of the institution, "emphasized that the auditing by the DEI, will not decrease, while at the same time business owners are being invited to "avoid having to be objects in criminal prosecutions led by the relevant authorities."

"In terms of intervention, made the Large Taxpayers Department, it has not been ruled out that the timeframe of 45 days to carry out an investigation and present a report, could be expanded."

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