The Canarian Government’s Ministry of Economy, Finance and Security uncovered 160 million euros of tax fraud in 2013 and also 65 million euros through inspections of prior years.
Minister Javier González Ortiz, said in committee that of the 160 million euros, about 105 million where down to autonomous taxes such as inheritance, transfer and gift tax taxes, as well as stamp duty, the other 55 million was related to IGIC sales tax.
González Ortiz , who appeared at the request of PP deputy Jorge Rodriguez, said that the fight against tax fraud “is a social demand and an obligation of government the Ministry does not seek only to pursue fraudsters , but increasingly to facilitate the procedures for voluntary compliance with tax obligations by means of an electronic office”.
He also stressed strengthening staff conducted in the Directorate General of Taxes in about 100 people in 2013 , and highlighted the online payment of the transfer tax and stamp duty , and the inheritance and gift , which can be made from notaries where taxpayers do business.
The Minister also referred to the creation of the new Canarian Tax Agency , a body which, he said , ” will involve substantial progress in improving tax collection and the fight against tax fraud.”