The Federal Public Revenue Administration (AFIP) announced on Friday that it will appeal against the ruling that ordered the file of the criminal proceedings initiated against Susana Giménez after the agency’s complaint for alleged evasion aggravated by 50 million pesos.
Through a statement, the agency indicated that they will ask the National Court of Appeal of the Economic Criminal Court to review the decision of the economic criminal judge Diego Amarante, who ruled that the actress did not engage in any behavior that could be considered misleading. They also insisted that “aggravated evasion” be investigated.
“Even assuming that, as the judge claims, there has been no ‘concealment of assets’, Mrs Susana Giménez has not yet submitted the affidavits. Before the exchequer, all taxpayers have the same obligations. This is a case that arises from the risk matrix and the systemic control that the agency has, we do not carry out finger audits “, underlined the head of the Federal Public Revenue Administration (AFIP), Carlos Castagneto.
The head of the collection agency felt that “the lack of outsourcing” of the assets of the phone diva “makes it impossible for the AFIP to control the determination and entry of the Extraordinary Solidarity Contribution “. “In short, we are faced with a lack of willingness to comply with our tax obligations that is in sight,” she ventured.
“This concealment forced the deployment of state activity in order to know the patrimonial situation and therefore the “quantum” of the tax stopped entering, finally determining the debt in over 50 million pesos “
On Wednesday, the National Economic Criminal Court No. 5 held that Susana had not committed the crime of tax evasion for which AFIP had reported her last August. The collection agency awarded the diva the alleged evasion of $ 50,377,401.90.
Specifically, the AFIP had criminalized her for alleged tax evasion, accusing her of omitting a 2019 affidavit to avoid paying personal property tax.
The prosecution stated that Susana, according to the body in charge of Carlos Castagneto, had “hidden her fiscal reality by failing to present the affidavit of the personal property tax for the year 2019”.
Susana had avoided expressing herself on the subject weeks ago. From the environment they talked to Clarione and they approached the topic from the political crack.
“Everyone knows that Susana is very critical of Kirchnerism. And as soon as they can take him to court, they do. It must be remembered that they also captured her in 2011, after criticizing in her program that you could not buy dollars for the shares “, they explained.
Who, on the other hand, had spoken in the name of the diva was Susana’s attorney and accountant, César Litvin: “We cannot speak of deception. What they are doing is pursuing a tax that is confiscatory and that damages the right to property protected by the national Constitution”.
“There is neither crime nor fraud here. But in addition, the Supreme Court has already stated this at the time a forfeiture tax affects the right to property. And that’s what happened in this case, ”Litvin said.
The conflict has centered on paying the personal property tax in 2019. As Litvin explained, “given the rise in tax rates – during this government –income tax would represent 126.22% of Susana’s income; a figure that rises to 143.56% if we add profit “.
“So”, he continues, Susana would have to part with her life savings in order to afford the payment“.