Thursday, 16 March 2023 19:12

Ministerio de Hacienda presents two cases of alleged evasion to the FGR for US$2.7 million

Written by Evelyn Alas

As part of phase 4 of the Anti Evasion Plan, the Dirección General de Impuestos Internos of the Ministerio de Hacienda, together with the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) and the Policía Nacional Civil (PNC), conducted raids on the residences of two taxpayers for the alleged evasion of more than US$2.7 million.

According to the audits conducted, the taxpayer is engaged in the Provision of Construction and Installation Services of Electrical Systems, maintenance of goods and leasing of movable and immovable property, who committed the alleged crime of Misappropriation of Tax Withholdings or Tax Perceptions, during the periods of october and december 2017 and january to december 2018. Where it was determined: Improper Appropriation of Income Tax withheld in the amount of more than US$145 thousand.

The other case corresponds to a taxpayer engaged in the sale of fruits, vegetables and greens. The notice was submitted to the FGR for the alleged crime of Tax Evasion, in relation to Income Tax during 2018 in the amount of US$2.5 million, a period in which it did not have accounting records and declared false information.

The Anti-evasion Plan continues at a national level, counteracting the practice of tax evasion by companies and individuals who, in the past, were not prosecuted.

The Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, stated in his Twitter account that "The force of the State will continue working to counteract crimes against the Public Treasury and bring to justice all bad businessmen".

During the operation, PNC agents proceeded to capture both businessmen, who will face justice for the crime of alleged tax evasion.