The official calendar for filing income tax returns corresponding to the year 2022 expired on March 29, but due to disruptions in the Internal Revenue Service (SRI) system due to high demand for online services, the deadlines have been pushed back.

Thus, several groups of taxpayers – who had to submit their declaration in the days when there was congestion in the system – still have a deadline to complete this procedure.

On the other hand, for taxpayers under the general regime, the deadline is only for those who have the number 7 as the ninth digit of the PUK or ID cards. Initially, they had to present them by March 22, but an extension was established until March, April 13. Failure to submit declarations to SRI within the established deadlines entails a fine of USD 30.

The Tax Administration granted two extensions to certain groups of taxpayers due to interruptions in the system. During the weekend, he asked users on his social networks to use those days to enter the system and make a statement.

The director of the SRI, Francisco Briones, indicated on March 22 that while in the previous days daily applications had averaged 115,000 – which was in line with expectations -, the day before, due to new system degradations, only approximately 80,000 had entered. “I understand the inconvenience of this old problem. The final solution is already underway, it is a deep process that will take time. We continue to work on minimizing interruptions in the business cycle”. he wrote on his Twitter on Wednesday last week.