Tax Ratio in El Salvador

The 100 largest taxpayers registered with the Ministry of Finance paid tax equivalent to 2% of their annual gross income.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Representatives from the department stated that they will start investigating some companies this year who have reported losses or very low taxation, "... and for that reason, asked for a refund of income tax (ISR). If the investigations show any irregularity, we will monitor this type of business, said Minister Carlos Caceres to "

"... The 100 largest taxpayers registered with the Ministry of Finance only pay to the Treasury the equivalent of 2% of their annual gross income in taxes, said Caceres ... " who detailed that" ... this group earns revenues of $11 billion but only pay taxes for $266 million. Up until 2014, the General Department of Internal Taxes (DGII) estimated that in El Salvador there were 482 large taxpayers. "

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The tax rate for domestic and foreign investors in mining has increased from 3% to 6%-7%

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