NO to Excess in Punitive Powers of the Treasury

In Costa Rica the majority of MPs are opposed to the bill which would give the Treasury the ability to penalize delinquent taxpayers, a measure considered unique to the judiciary.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Government will have to amend the draft law to improve the fight against tax fraud if it wants the Legislature to approve it. The opposition is mainly relted to the fact that the project would grant the ability to make charges and put in place embargoes without a court order, and there are also "... objections to tax advisers being made to pay part of the taxpayers debts, if the Administration considers that they gave the wrong advice." reports that "...They also criticize the rule that establishes "shared responsibility", with spouses and relatives (up to third degree of consanguinity) of debtors, such as cousins ​​and brothers, who might be forced to assume the debts. "

"... The president of the Commission of Financial Affairs, Rosibel Ramos says that the only option to advance the plan is that the executive branch exclude the excesses, which were also highlighted by a report from the Technical Services Department of the Legislative Assembly. In their opinion, the plan must go back to a subcommittee. "

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