Tax on Cement in Guatemala Confirmed

The Constitutional Court has ruled as unfounded the suits on unconstitutionality filed by cement companies and left in place a tax of $0.65 on the distribution of each sack of cement.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Constitutional Court decided to maintain the tax of $0.65 per sack of cement as indicated by the reform approved for the Law of Specific Tax on the Distribution of Cement under the fiscal year 2015 of the National Budget.

The Constitutional Court informed that "... The lawyers lawsuits on behalf of Cemex, Cementos Progreso, Cámara de Comercio y la del Alcalde de Ixtahuacán, Huehuetenango, however, no articles were suspended."

"... The new tax also refers to distribution or importing of sacks of varying weight, bulk or "clinker" one which the equivalent amount is applied to 42.5 kilograms. "

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