Peru's tax collection soared 6.6% in August

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Head of Peru's tax administration agency, Tania Quispe. Photo: Andina/Archive.

09:19 | Lima, Sep. 08 (ANDINA).

Peru's central-government-tax and customs collections increased 6.6 percent in August from the same month a year earlier, Peru's tax administration agency (Sunat) has reported.
Attending the Congressional Budget Committee, Sunat's head, Tania Quispe, noted that tax collection due to IGV (Peruvian value added tax) seen an expansion of 10.6 percent in August.

Moreover, tax collection from the fourth category increased by 20.6 percent, while from the fifth category grew by 14.5 percent, she said.

Peru's top official claimed that it is appreciated a difference in the collection by type of taxpayer, thus in the first eight months of the year tax revenues of small and medium taxpayers (Mepecos) jumped 17.6 percent.

Likewise, Quispe stated that the higher tax collections for shares of Sunat has mitigated the lower revenues from corporate income tax in the country's mining sector.

Between January and July this year, direct management collection amounted to 6,77 billion soles (US$ 2.41 billion), a rate higher by 41 percent comparable to the same perio last year


Published: 9/8/2013
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