La Comer pays 426 million pesos to the SAT

The supermarket chain, La Comer, paid the Tax Administration Service (SAT) 426 million pesos corresponding to reviews of tax reports of some group companies that carried out and signed an external audit office in 2014 and 2015.

La Comer detailed in a statement sent to the Mexican Stock Exchange that “it decided to dialogue with the tax authorities, in order to avoid uncertain legal confrontations, since matters of this nature can represent a long waste of time and resources for the company. “.

In the same way, the Mexican supermarket chain acknowledged that the administration estimates that said payment represents a net effect on the company’s results of approximately 133 million pesos, an estimate that is subject to the review of external auditors.

The La Comer payment joins the list of large corporations that have caught up with the SAT in the current administration.

Last year, Walmart de México agreed with the SAT to pay 8,079 million pesos after reviewing the sale of the Vips restaurant chain to Alsea in 2014.

It should be remembered that Femsa paid the treasury 8,790 million pesos; BBVA, paid 3,200 million pesos for Income Tax (ISR) for the periods from 2006 to 2008, and from 2012 to 2015; and Grupo Modelo, which paid 2,000 million pesos for a review of income tax for 2013, 2014 and 2016.

In February of this year, Genomma Lab, one of the leading companies in the personal care products industry in Mexico, agreed to the voluntary payment of taxes for 750 million pesos, thus resolving the differences in criteria with the General Administration of Large Taxpayers.

The SAT has recovered 36,276 million pesos from eight large taxpayers.

Last week, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that two large companies dedicated to the service of telephony, paid the SAT 28,000 million pesos for taxes that they owed.

At the same time, it confirmed that Televisa will make a payment of 15,000 million pesos for the merger with the Univisión company, during the first weeks of the year that is about to begin.

The large taxpayers are companies that obtain revenues of more than 1,500 million pesos per year.

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