Last August 5, SUNAT published through its social networks the payment of the tax debt of the Buenaventura Mining Company amounting to the amount of S / 2.134 billon (Two billion one hundred thirty-four million soles) (about five hundred million dollars), which, according to SUNAT itself is one of the largest payment transactions carried out to date. This payment corresponds to “Income Tax for the periods 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010; which also includes the respective fines ”.
The National Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration (Sunat), reported that the Compañía Minera Buenaventura S.A.A., had accepted the fractioning of its debt, after the decision of the Sunat was ratified by the Fiscal Court in the last administrative instance, as well as well as by the Judicial Power. However, the mining company canceled the entire debt.
How much did Buenaventura really pay?
After the total cancellation of this debt, the news about one of the largest collections made by Sunat became a trend in social networks and web pages; However, in many independent media such as YouTube channels, Facebook, TikTok and others, confusing and wrong versions circulate, of how much is the amount and what this represents for the state.
The two billion one hundred thirty-four million soles (S / 2.13 billon) currently represent half of the assets of the sixth richest man in Peru, Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez. And, it is such a large amount of money that it will help the state a lot in these difficult times, which we live as a result of the pandemic and political instability.
Let us remember that the MEF (Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru) is, at this moment, preparing the state budget for 2022. On the other hand, Sunat has also mentioned in its social networks that so far in 2021 Sunat has increased the recovery of the debts of large taxpayers and that the debt recovered so far amounts to approximately 5 billion soles.