The tax returns from accountants, lawyers, doctors, exporters, bars and producers had many inconsistencies and the Ministry of Finance found differences between the declared tax amount and the actual amount.
At the end, the recovery reached ¢ 304 million between unpaid taxes, interest and penalties. This is the result of the first 300 analyzed cases as part of a plan of information crosschecks applied to 2,132 income taxpayers, launched by the Directorate General of Taxation in April.
The treasury actions were enhanced with a new control tool known as “prioritization cube”, which allows the selection of cases with higher irregularities.
As part of the plan, the tax administration sent emails to taxpayers who had an irregular situation, asking them to correct their statements voluntarily. Simultaneously, officers were assigned to follow up the cases of those who did not correct their status, or did not paid the tax differences found.
Juan Carlos Gómez, CEO of Taxation, stated that
this is the beginning of a series of works that will be doing to tackle tax evasion in all its phases.”