As of April 1, a new VAT collection system for sales of consumer products that are carried out between subjects that have the quality of responsible persons registered in the tax.
As a consequence of this General Resolution 5334/2023, the idea that the measure would raise VAT from 21% to 24% went viral on social networks. However the head of the Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP), Carlos Castagneto, denied that it is a new tax or a VAT increase.
Through your account TwitterCastagneto explained that “this implementation is the result of sectoral analyzes in which it has been observed that a significant proportion of the sales of the aforementioned products are not declared, from which it results that the tax paid by final consumers does not reach the state coffers“.
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Likewise, he assured that “the implementation of this regime has no relation with the price that the final consumer ultimately paysbut it refers to a form of perception of VAT that today exists in the commercial relationship between producers, distributors and/or wholesalers with retail businesses”.
In his Twitter thread, the head of AFIP remarked that “the central objective of this regime is that the portion of the tax that the final consumer pays when buying a product, actually be entered into the treasuryto be applied to finance public needs”.
“It is, ultimately, a measure that defends to those who have no way to avoid paying VAT: the final consumers. we want one fair and equitable AFIPwithout evasion in declared tax debits and credits, where those who have to pay pay,” he concluded.
In dialogue with PROFILE, Female Saviorpress secretary of the CAME (Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises) explained that this perception of 3% it should not be transferred to the prices of the products.
For his part, the taxpayer William Pochstated that “the aliquot remains at 21% and that the idea of VAT at 24% is a version that went viral on the networks, but does not apply to reality“.
“Trade takes 3% morewhich remain on account of future sales,” added the tax official.
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Through a letter addressed to Castagnetothe Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises (CAME) expressed its concern about the implementation of the measure and requested postpone your application for 90 days.
The argument for moving the start date was the need to adapt the billing systems to the new tax obligations, since in most cases they will not become correctly modified before the first day of the following month.
In the document, CAME requested that the modification of Article 11 be considered, bringing to $6,000 the amount from which the perception would be applied. “The current one, of $60, includes, in some cases, all commercial movements, which is cumbersome and makes it impractical to comply with the aforementioned regulations,” the letter said.
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