The head of the Tax Administration Service (SAT), Raquel Buenrostro, defended the reform That will force the young so that from 18 years old sign up in the Federal Taxpayers Registry (RFC) by arguing that it seeks to protect them against identity theft, tax fraud and the use of shell companies.
At the beginning of the analysis of the 2022 Revenue and Fiscal Miscellany Law before the United Commissions for Finance and Second Legislative Studies of the Senate, Buenrostro elaborated on the reasons for the registration to be mandatory as of next year, if the measure is approved in Congress. .
“Why compulsory? The idea of compulsory is because we want to make conscious to citizenship and a young person is a citizen from the age of 18 in our country that it is their obligation to contribute to their country, that it is a duty and an ethical obligation that everyone who receives and receives an income has to pay and has to contribute to your country, that’s what the State is for, has centuries and centuries and is in all countries, “said the head of the SAT.
He assured that the SAT is concerned about protect young people from shell companies.
“70% of the ghost companies do not register with the SAT, they register with the notaries” so “when we look for who the legal representatives are, they are young people over 18 years old or people over 85 years old; and then these companies work for three months and move billions of pesos and then they no longer operate “, explained the head of the SAT.
“We found 18-year-olds who had 700 companies with hundreds of billions of pesos and we couldn’t find them anywhere.”
Buenrostro said that when the SAT began “to pull the data automatically, it turns out that it has a monthly income of 80 million pesos and when we go to look for the person, sometimes the person does not exist, sometimes he has already died and sometimes they are young people or older adults who are in the mountains, who are in very popular, very poor communities and who have no idea what is happening. “
Reject “fiscal terrorism”
Buenrostro rejected that demanding compliance with tax obligations is “tax terrorism” or political persecution.
The official considered that some legislators and some media are committing an abuse of language by stating that certain measures contained in the Tax Miscellany 2022 are “tax terrorism.”
“If a child is given an exam, no one says that it is educational terrorism and if he fails and they repeat the year it is not a political persecution. Nor, if a murderer, a drug trafficker is put in jail or forced to expiate their faults, it is not criminal terrorism either, “he said.
“Then, neither can it be considered fiscal terrorism that people are required to comply with their obligations, they are not asked for more, they are not asked for less. Simply comply with the law,” he argued.