Wednesday 22 September 2021

Hacienda Insists On Seizures Without a Court Order

Paying the bills

Latest

Carlos Alvarado denounces violations of the Daniel Ortega regime to the UN

QCOSTARICA - In New York, Costa Rica President Carlos...

High Number of European Tourists Traveling to Costa Rica in Spite of the Pandemic

QCOSTARICA - A total of 21,969 tourists from European...

Costa Rica second last in economic recovery in the region

QCOSTARICA - The Central American region experiences very different...

TOP-5 real estate communities for a family life

Despite the fact that COVID-19 is slowing down the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 22: Plates ending in “5 & 6” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Wednesday, September 22, vehicles with...

Group charged migrants US$22K to get them to the United States.

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican-Panamanian criminal structure charged migrants...

Laura Chinchilla calls to avoid a dynastic dictatorship in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - Former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla,...
Paying the bills

Share

PLN legislator Antonio Alvarez Desanti said he will remove the 300 objections to the original proposal
PLN legislator Antonio Alvarez Desanti said he will remove the 300 objections to the original proposal

(QCOSTARICA) —The government insists on authorizing the Directorate of Taxation (Dirección de Tributación Directa) to seize assets and bank accounts of delinquent taxpayers, despite the lack of a court decision.

However, on Monday, it backed down on giving Taxation the authority to take possession of such assets and enter establishments without a court order, as initially proposed in a draft bill to fight tax fraud.

- Advertisement -

The alternate proposal to the draft bill was presented by the Ministry of Finance (Ministerio de Hacienda) to the chairman of the Committee on Financial Affairs (Comisión de Asuntos Hacendarios), Rosibel Ramos and legislative members of the committee.

In this alternative, Taxation will desist from collecting all tax arrears without resorting to the courts, and, rather, create a team called “tax collectors” (fiscales de cobro), made up of Hacienda lawyers, responsible for making defaulters pay.

“We’re no longer pushing for administrative proceedings. We are now strengthening what (means) we have, improving and speeding up the process (…),” said the Deputy Minister of Finance, Fernando Rodriguez.

In the changes, the government also intends to punish advisors, if Taxation believes they actions was ill intended. In that case, the fine for the taxpayer would be only 5% of the debt instead of 20%.

With the alternative proposal, Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) legislator  Antonio Álvarez Desanti, announced yesterday that he will withdraw the 300 motions filed to stop the original proposal. Desanti said his withdrawal of objections is done as “a goodwill gesture”.

The legislator, however, said that “this is not a waiver for new motions.”

- Advertisement -

Source: Nacion.com

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Curiosities: One of the longest straights in Costa Rica

Q PHOTOS - One of the longest straights in Costa Rica...

Ministry of Finance publishes update of list of tax value of vehicles

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) published the...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.