Taxpayers must simultaneously file and settle their tax obligations

The Manatí municipality, to the north of Las Tunas, completed the affidavit declaration and tax payment campaign, with the participation of more than 1,660 taxpayers. However, the process contrasts with the other territories when there is less than a week left until the conclusion of the exercise.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- Idalkis Bruzón Ochoa, Communication specialist at the National Tax Administration Office (ONAT) in the province, told the Cuban News Agency that of the 22,516 required to declare, only 51,1 percent have presented so far.

The process, which began at the beginning of January, brings together several economic and productive figures from the state and private sectors, including entities and individuals, belonging to the Cuban Association of Social Communicators (ACCS), foreign branch workers, and usufructuaries.

One hundred percent of the communicators and the staff of the international entities have declared their personal incomes, Bruzón Ochoa added, but not the usufructuaries, of whom only 4,764 have declared, out of a total of 10,516 obligated.

We recognize these people have difficulty accessing as they live in rural areas and some of them were not guided or trained on how it should be; however, it is a duty to carry out the process on time because, otherwise, a violation is incurred and it is declared neglecting, the communicator pointed out.

The municipality of Las Tunas records the most deplorable figures with only 604 declarations of the more than 2,600 natural persons called to the procedure; but are also alarming in other territories, except for “Jesús Menéndez” and Majibacoa, which already exceed 70 percent.

In the current campaign, the simplified regime is eliminated for the first time, by forcing taxpayers to simultaneously file and settle their tax obligations, excluding commercial fishermen, as long as they have incomes of less than 200 thousand pesos.

In March, the province ended the voluntary period for profits declaration of the state and private business system, with all the declarations established. The process included 109 micro, small, and medium-sized (MSMs) businesses, 470 state entities, and four non-agricultural cooperatives.

Other campaigns such as that for land transportation and the one applied to the sugarcane sector will extend until September and October, respectively.