Tuesday, September 26

SAT indicates that Elektra must pay its tax debts

No legal instrument promoted by Elektra will suspend the collection of fiscal taxes determined by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), commented the head of the Tax Administration Service (SAT), Raquel Buenrostro.

“Indeed, the resolution comes in our favor in fiscal matters, it is not a matter of international treaties, you cannot go to international instances,” he considered.

He added that “if they address a human rights issue, it is also another specialty or matter, which has nothing to do with tax matters, then the SAT will proceed in tax matters, and although it may use other legal instruments to do what it corresponding right has nothing to do with the fiscal part”.

The Supreme Court determined that Grupo Elektra must pay the SAT more than 2,636 million pesos for debts corresponding to the 2006 fiscal year.

The head of the service commented that the collection of the tax credit to Elektra will proceed once the SAT has the physical notification of the court.

“As long as it doesn’t come in writing, we can’t act,” he said.

“We do not know the delay, if they are going to advance the notification, we cannot do anything until they notify us. When the notification is received is when we can tell Elektra you lost the lawsuit, you owe me so much and you have five days to tell me how and how much you will pay, if she does not answer in those days, the SAT may consider various collection methods, such as seizure of assets, but we believe that this will not be necessary,” he explained.