In a statement, the collecting entity pointed out that “irregularities were detected in the marketing of tobacco and derivative products, as well as in the use of fiscal instruments that distort their existence as assistance tools.”
“The monitoring of the links that make up the activity also includes the correct liquidation of the internal tax on cigarettes”, added the official dependency.
The requests for information fell on both the manufacturing companies and the marketers of cigars, cigarillos, cigarettes, and chopped and stranded tobacco, among other products.
“The AFIP was able to verify the existence of deviations in the payment and declaration of the internal tax on cigarettes for a group of companies.
These inconsistencies could be framed in fraudulent maneuvers related to evasion in the commercialization of products reached as well as non-compliance with the current law regarding the liquidation of the lien,” it was detailed.
The agency’s investigators presume that the debt accumulated as a result of these irregularities amounts to 1,000 million pesos.