Honduras: Tax Amnesty Denied to Micro Enterprises

The private sector in Honduras is protesting that the tax amnesty will not benefit small entrepreneurs .

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In a letter sent by Mario Bustillo, director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa (CCIT) to the Finance Secretary, Wilfredo Cerrato, the official explained that persons and corporations whose declared gross income was lower than $1.57 million were excluded from the amnesty.

According to Article 2 of the decree: "... persons or corporations, with gross income in the statement of income tax equal to or greater than $1.57 million and which have not been subject to tax audits or to date have not been notified of an audit, during any of the periods from 2008 to 2011, are eligible for this tax adjustment, having to pay 1% of gross income. "

According to the notice by the CCIT, this measure benefits exclusively medium and large taxpayers leaving out small business, who are those who make up most of the tributaries to the treasury.

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