AMLO presents decree to eliminate government tax forgiveness


During the morning press conference of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed the presidential decree to eliminate the forgiveness of taxes.

The president Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that today the tax remission ends, “with the signing of a decree to put an end to this practice, the Constitution will be recovered in letter and spirit, so that we all contribute, since in past administrations, this meant around 400 billion pesos. “

In a morning press conference, López Obrador added that this situation is, in fact, “a white-collar huachicol”, which is going to be eliminated, under the principle of progressivity. “That they contribute more, those who have more income”.

The federal executive added that at the end of the tax collection period, an increase of more than four percent was achieved and “we have reached the first trillion pesos”, which, he said, is good news.

For its part, the head of the Tax Administration Service (SAT), Margarita Ríos Farjat, explained that from 2007 to 2018, the federal government condoned almost 400 billion pesos, of which more than half benefited only 108 contributors.

The official said that this amount represents a growth of 95 billion pesos compared to the collection of 2018.

In individuals, the collection went from 5.6 million in 2018 to 6.2 million statements this year, representing 11% more; and in corporations it grew 4.0%, going from 639,000 to 667,000 statements this 2019.

Regarding the legal framework of tax remission, Margarita Ríos-Farjat said that it is an attribution of the holder of the Executive power that is made by decree, and the basis thereof is in the Fiscal Code of the Federation.

In this regard, he explained that from 2000 to 2006, as part of transitory provisions to the fiscal code, generalized forgiveness of between 10 and 12% of tax credits in federal contributions, including their accessories, was proposed.

From 2006 to 2012, as part of the Income Law, between 80 and 100% in surcharges, fines and execution costs were condoned; while from 2012 the formula was repeated, with forgiveness from 60 to 100 percent.

This added the head of the SAT, disputes the tax principle of universality of contributions, because when debtors are discharged it is no longer equitable, nor is the obligation of all Mexicans to contribute to public spending as mandated by the constitution.

Source: el economista

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