In recent days, the offices of the Tax Service (SAT) have been seen with more people than normal as most seek to obtain their Fiscal Situation Certificate (CSF) after a change in the regime. Some even under the threat that their salary may be withheld if they do not do so. However, Javier Zepeda, a business advisor, pointed out that this cannot be done and would even be illegal.
“It is true that many threaten, but they do so because the company is at risk of non-deductibility, fines or penaltiesbut those who do it are outside the context of the framework of the law. It is prohibited and punishable: the company cannot withhold the salary of any worker for any reason or situation. It is a false threat to panic the workers,” he said.
In addition, he stressed that the SAT did not specifically ask the worker to attend for the Certificate, but rather It originates from the changes to CFDI 4.0. One of them says that the postal code of the recipient of the voucher, that is, of the worker, and this must coincide with the place that has the SAT registered.
“The SAT does not ask the worker to go for their voucher, but rather asks the companies to adapt to the version changes and one of them is that the workers have the same one as in the SAT records. The boss asks for the proof just to check and probably files it, ”he explained.
As detailed, the employers need to stamp the payroll and that it corresponds to the worker to avoid sanctions, not knowing if it corresponds, the employer requests it from the worker.
“All taxpayers have the facility to access our tax information online, however, workers hardly do it because they do not know what their password is to enter the portal. Not being able to do it online, they have to go physicallyso now the offices are full”, he pointed out.