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ARCA finds thousands of undeclared constructions in Catamarca

ARCA encuentra miles de construcciones no declaradas en Catamarca

In a series of operations carried out by the Catamarca Revenue Agency (ARCA) in January, it was discovered that in the Central Valley of the province, there are more than 14,900 plots of land with constructions that have not been properly declared. Of these, almost 9,000 are located in the capital. In total, it is estimated that there are approximately 2,194,000 square meters of undeclared constructions in the region.

The head of ARCA, Pedro Monferrán, explained that these findings were made using a system that uses satellite images and compares them with cadastral records. This system allows the detection of constructions on a property and cross-references that data with the official information. Monferrán emphasized that it is important to note that the project plan alone is not sufficient to consider an improvement in the property. It is only when the construction has been materialized and can be verified that the corresponding declaration should be made.

When an undeclared construction is found, ARCA notifies the owner, giving them a 30-day period to regularize their situation. If they fail to do so, the improvement made is considered and economically evaluated based on the detected surface area.

Monferrán stressed the importance of declaring constructions, as it not only affects the tax situation but is also related to property safety. Additionally, he pointed out that the taxes to be paid for an undeclared property are considerably lower, but they will never compare to the taxes of a property with constructions.

In addition to the undeclared constructions, ARCA also carried out controls on cargo transport in Tinogasta, mainly targeting the mining supplier sector. During these controls, approximately 100 reports were issued, identifying taxpayers who are not registered in the jurisdiction of Catamarca for the payment of Income Tax.

Regarding the Vehicle Tax, ARCA conducted an operation to communicate and raise awareness about outstanding debts in this tax. Owners were informed about debts totaling more than 500 million pesos. These actions were carried out at different checkpoints in the region.

More than 14,900 plots of land with undeclared constructions were found in the Central Valley of Catamarca, of which almost 9,000 are located in the capital. It is estimated that there are approximately 2,194,000 square meters of undeclared constructions in the region.

ARCA uses satellite images and cadastral records to detect constructions on a property and compare them with the official information.

It is important to note that the project plan alone is not sufficient to consider an improvement in the property. The construction must be materialized and verified before making the corresponding declaration.

In case of finding an undeclared construction, ARCA notifies the owner and gives them a 30-day period to regularize their situation. If the regularization is not carried out, the improvement is considered and economically evaluated based on the detected surface area.

Declaring constructions is important not only for the tax situation but also for property safety. The taxes to be paid for an undeclared property are considerably lower, but they will never compare to the taxes of a property with constructions.

In addition to the undeclared constructions, ARCA carried out controls on cargo transport in Tinogasta, specifically targeting the mining supplier sector. During these controls, approximately 100 reports were issued, identifying taxpayers who are not registered in the jurisdiction of Catamarca for the payment of Income Tax.

An operation was also carried out to inform and raise awareness among owners about outstanding debts in the Vehicle Tax. Owners were informed about debts totaling more than 500 million pesos during these actions carried out at different checkpoints in the region.

Definitions:

– Catamarca Revenue Agency (ARCA): Organization responsible for tax collection in the province of Catamarca.
– Cadastral records: Records where information about properties and their characteristics is stored.
– Income Tax: Taxes applied to income generated from commercial or professional activities.
– Vehicle Tax: Tax applied to the ownership of motor vehicles.

Suggested related links:
1. ARCA’s website.