Tax Collection Up 18% in Guatemala

In the first 10 months of 2011, tax revenues reached $4.723 million, 18.4% higher than in the same period in 2010.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The increase in revenue is due in part to a significant increase in the collection of Income Tax (32.9%).

"Pablo Urrutia, analyst from the Association for Research and Social Studies (ASIES in Spanish), thought that in addition to these figures and percentages, it would be necessary to look at other factors, such as prices and inflation. 'Even if more money has been collected, if you do not have better spending there is no real benefit, despite the fact that economic growth has increased’”, reports

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