The original date set by AFIP had been from June 13, but it was postponed to between the 23rd and 27th. As the accountants considered that it was not enough, they initiated the demand. Until now, only the professionals from the Federal Capital and those from Salta were covered by a precautionary measure that suspended the deadlines.
The AFIP tried to recuse the substitute judge Diego Martín Cormik. That request fell in court 3 in charge of Santiago Carrillo, but was rejected. So the process continues in the Federal Contentious Administrative Court 12, whose head Macarena Marra Giménez is on leave. The agency appealed the suspension ordered by the magistrate.
Cormik granted the AFIP the request with suspensive character, which implies that it restored the validity of the original maturities. This does not prevent the claim of the accountants regarding the term granted by the agency to settle the taxes from the moment the applications are put into operation on its website from continuing in another way. But in this way, the AFIP prevents its resolutions linked to deadlines from being easily questionable.
Sources from the Professional Council of CABA said that this entity is going to question the resource presented by AFIP for a technical detail. They consider that it was presented out of time.
The relationship of the head of the collection agency with the professionals has not been the best since she has been in office. There is some mistrust. On September 23, at the National Congress of Professionals in Economic Sciences, Mercedes Marcó del Pont raised a strong controversy by accusing a sector of accountants of “facilitating avoidance and evasion.” There were times when various businessmen were discussing the tax move to Uruguay and there were several important studios advising on the task.
“There is no dialogue with the body, there is no listening or empathy with what is happening. It suggests that we want to harm the collection”, said Gabriela Russo, the president of the Federal Capital Council. For instance, she points out that the head of the AFIP received the representatives of the CABA accountants in person only once and there was also only one contact with the country’s Councils by videoconference.
In addition to this, a total of 17 provincial professional councils adhered to the claim presented by the City of Buenos Aires last week. They are from Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fe and Tucumán. So far, the Professional Councils of Chubut, Corrientes, La Rioja, Santa Cruz, Santiago del Estero and Tierra del Fuego have not joined.
Meanwhile, AFIP updated the minimum amounts for income tax advances on Income and on Personal Assets. For Personal Assets, the new amount is $5,000 (before it was $1,000) and for Gains it becomes $5,000, in the case of individuals and undivided estates, and $2,500 for legal entities (before it was $1,000 and $500).