U Turn in Tender for Tax Consultancy

The board of the Tax Administration has decided to terminate the tender process which had been proposed for obtaining a contract for external consultancy on how to increase revenues.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Days after announcing an interest in convening an international tender for consultancy services to improve fiscal management, the board of the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) has reversed the decision.

"... Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, described the withdrawal as 'an irresponsible and informal act,'" according to an article on S21.com.gt. "According to the leader, its members have sucumbed to pressure from those who refuse to pay taxes."

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