Argentina's Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) tax bureau has lowered the cap from US$ 3,000 to US$ 1,000 on door-to-door online purchases effective Sept. 23, in a move to curb foreign currency expenditures that drain the Central Bank's reserves.
The purchase of tickets in Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands will not the subject to the 30% tax recently approved by the Argentine Congress and extensive to all overseas travel. The decree with the details is expected to be published in the Official Gazette later this week, according to the Argentine federal tax revenue office, AFIP.
Judge Marcelo Aguinsky imposed an embargo of over 5 million pesos for unpaid taxes and pension contributions on the assests of those responsible for running the Buenos Aires Herald, a daily newspaper originally conceived for the English-speaking community, which saw its last print edition come out in October.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri said on Monday that the time of messianic leaders who hand to hand with lies denied reality is over, and pointed out that the country is undergoing a deep transformation, not only economic, but equally significant of values and success will be achieved if all Argentines understand this and put it into practice.
Argentine Federal Judge Sebastian Casanello has sent legal requests to Uruguay, United Kingdom, Ireland, Panama and Brazil, and likewise ordered local financial institutions in the country to provide data on the Macri family accounts as part of an ongoing investigation of the Argentine president overseas assets in so called tax havens, which emerged from the latest release of Panama Papers by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Argentina's Lower House member and former Secretary of ex president Cristina Fernandez, Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro is under prosecution investigation following claims he over billed travel expenses while overseas in 2015 as part of the presidential delegations.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri on Friday requested a court to certify his declaration of assets in order to clear up any doubts following the surfacing of his name in a couple of offshore companies, according to the so called Panama Papers. Lawyer Felipe Llerena presented a writ before the Civil Appeals Court in Buenos Aires.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri came on stage on Monday to defend himself as he is one of the world leaders to appear as director of an offshore society in the so called “Panama Papers” leak that triggered a worldwide scandal.
Argentina's vice-president Amado Boudou is expected to stand trial within the next two weeks, for his involvement in the transfer of the former Ciccone mint, the company that prints Argentina's peso bills. The decision by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo follows on the Federal Cassation Court confirming the indictment Boudou on charges of bribery and negotiations incompatible with public office (conflict of interests).
Argentina's head of the Financial Information Unit (UIF) watchdog, José Sbatella has accused major banks of not just participating, but actively organizing operations to move capital out of the country. The official made reference to ongoing cases involving capital flight against worldwide financial powerhouses HSBC, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan, in an interview published in Página 12.