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DGI, digital tax is an act of justice

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

The revenues generated by the digital economy lead to a debate about why and how companies should be taxed in countries that allow them to profit from their citizens.

Publio De Gracia, director of the Directorate General of Revenue (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), points out that he has managed to hold meetings with representatives of platforms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook to listen to them and, likewise, share the point of view of the Panamanian tax administration, according to which "the important thing is that the digital economy contributes to the revenue of our countries as an act of justice".

In this sense, De Gracia shares the opinion of Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), who has just said that the digital tax implies this vision of equity, in relation to those who work from a physical location.

The forum, moderated by Reynaldo Díaz, director of Connectax, was also attended by Marcio Ferreira Verdi, executive secretary of the Inter-American Centre for Tax Administrations (CIAT); Gerardo Herrera Martínez, advisor to the DGI office; Raúl Zambrano, director of technology at CIAT; and José L. Galíndez, partner at Galíndez, Medrano y Asociados.


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