The contract between the mayor’s office and the company Realtix SAS., in charge of the virtual payment platform, amounted to more than 4,747 million. @ROCHIGALEANO/Twitter.
Since the beginning of February, the inhabitants of Ibagué have had to wait in long lines, in order to obtain the property tax receipt for 2023, the failure of the Integrated Systems Platform (PISAMI) would be the cause of the problem, since it is not possible to download it. online or use the payment gateway.
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The District Treasury Secretariat issued a resolution by which it modified the date for the payment of these taxes, corresponding to the sixth two-month period of 2022. Initially, the maximum date was Friday, February 24
Faced with the problem, taxpayers have had to attend the city’s Municipal Treasury Department and the points that the administration has authorized; however, those who have resorted to these alternatives have had to face lines that can take all day.
On February 15, the mayor of Ibagué, Fabián Hurtado Barrera, considered the possibility of printing the receipts en masse, as it worked in the past, in this regard he stated:
“There is a plan B to act now, and it is to print invoices en masse and that they arrive, as they did for some time, at the house and people can go to pay the property tax and take advantage of the prompt payment that has a 15% discount until the March 30″, according to the regional media El Nuevo Día.
But apparently the measures taken by the administration have not been enough. On February 25, given the persistence of the problems, the Attorney General’s Office sent a communication to the mayor of the capital of Tolima.
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In the document, the Public Ministry asked the president for urgent measures to overcome the situation, as well as the exact date on which the platform came into service and a copy of the contract that his administration signed with Realtix SAS, the company in charge of providing the service.
To the requested documentation must be added: a copy of the contract for the provision of services and supply No. 1732 of June 25, 2021, the one signed between the Planning Secretariat and the company Realtix SAS, together with the supervision and audit reports.
The contract between the mayor’s office and the company had a value of more than 4,747 million, the purpose was to develop a new platform to manage the payment of the property tax, which does not work, despite the fact that it should have been enabled since January 31.
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According to the Attorney General’s Office, there are contradictions in the information provided by the general, which is why he asked the JEP to ask the ex-military officer to elaborate on his participation in the events that occurred while he was in the Army.
This is not the first request made by the Attorney General’s Office, on February 10 the Secretary of the Treasury, Jhonatan Javier Sánchez Urriago, responded to the control entity, but his responses did not satisfy the concerns of the Ibagué Provincial Attorney General’s Office.
The Attorney General’s Office is emphatic in explaining when the payment receipts will be issued, because according to the information available at the moment, only housing predials are being processed, leaving aside commercial real estate and lots.
“In its letter, the Public Ministry asked to indicate if, as a consequence of the problems generated by the change, the municipality has contemplated the extension of the term that expires on March 31, 2023, so that taxpayers pay with a 15% discount. , the same for discounts of 10% and 5% ”, explains the statement issued by the Public Ministry.
The Ibagué Mayor’s Office must also explain why it decided to make changes to the PISAMI, since the previous model worked correctly, as evidenced in 2022.
The Municipal Ombudsman also announced follow-up on the case, on February 20, as a result of the complaints raised by both citizens and the local media, the process is advanced through visits from the office of the delegate of Administrative Surveillance and Public Management to the Municipal Treasury Department.
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