Tax official detect some Mazatlan hotels ‘lied’ when reporting their occupancy

The head of tax matters in the State indicates that during 2019 some hoteliers had been falling behind in the payment of the Lodging Tax

Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- The Tax Administration Service of the State of Sinaloa, SATES, detected that some hotels have declared fewer hotel reservations than what they actually sold, reported Gabriel García Coppel, director of this agency.

The state official stressed that there was a discrepancy of up to 20 and 25 percent between these statements and the results obtained by SATES after making some observations.

He noted that this was known after some audits that were carried out in certain hotels that did not pay their Lodging Tax in a timely manner.

“We did not have control of all the room numbers per month for each of the hotels they are reporting and coincidentally the ones that were late (in the payment of the tax) were the least coincident,” he said.

“They did not match what they were reporting with what it should be … they should have reported more than they told us,” he nodded.

García Coppel notified that he acted accordingly with the surcharges corresponding to those responsible.

He also recalled that as of this year the scheme for charging employers for the Lodging Tax was changed, in order to avoid lags and stressed that in this first month there was already a more positive response.

Source: reaccion informativa

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