Some doctors take advantage of the difficulty to track the use of cash in order to evade taxes, in addition, they do not deliver all the bills for their services.
The Tax Administration Service ( SAT)) reported that in 2016, the tax evasion of individuals who provide medical professional services amounted to 3 thousand 400 million pesos, an amount equivalent to 29.6 percent of the potential collection of Income Tax ( ISR ) of the selected list of doctors.
In a statement, the SAT indicated that these findings were the result of the study E vasión en Actividades Profesionales, carried out by the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education ( ITESM ) and the Autonomous University of Chapingo ( UACh ), which focused its analysis on taxpayers registered as individuals who provide medical professional services.
He explained that of the schemes for tax evasion, the study revealed, on the one hand, that some doctors take advantage of the difficulty to track the use of cash in order to evade the payment of taxes, in addition, they do not deliver all the corresponding invoices for their services, thus preventing the SAT from being informed about all of its income.
On the other hand, the study abounded, raise the amount corresponding to the necessary expenses for the practice of their economic activity, which translates into a greater amount for their deductions.
The UACh also carried out the study Evasion in salaries and wages , which identified, on the one hand, the various practices in which taxpayers who make withholdings of wages and salaries incur in order to evade compliance with their tax obligations and, on the other hand, it calculated the amount that was evaded in the scheme of abuse of exempt payments, which consists of acts presumably of violation to article 93 of the Income Tax Law.
Thus, for 2016, it was estimated that the evasion under this last scheme amounted to 50 thousand 600 million pesos, an amount equivalent to 7.5 percent of the collected ISR . In a similar exercise carried out for 2017, it was possible to identify and quantify evasion by 3.4 percent of the collected ISR , equivalent to 21,500 million pesos.
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