The debts that large companies have with the Peruvian State add up to more than S / 25,000 millionreported the head of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Roberto Sánchez, on a local radio.
“Yesterday, in the session of the Council of Ministers, we had a very important exhibition to see all the debtors that the country has. We are talking about the main taxpayers, and we have seen that S / 25,000 million are owed by different companies to Peru, to the treasury, either because they may be in demand or contested, ”he commented.
He added that the company that owes the most is Telefónica, with S/ 6,000 million.
Sánchez also stressed that this amount can serve to close the social gaps in the country. “We are seeing how we can meet and finance the great need we have to close the social gaps in the country,” manifested.
The minister also made reference to the bill proposed by his sector to regulate companies that are dedicated to online games. “In a social market economy, initiative and free enterprise are welcome. It seems correct to me, but we see later that (this item), of billions of soles, has no tax impact. So we feel affected. No electronic sports game is paying taxes in Peru and that cannot be”, he stated.
If the norm prospers, it would generate a collection of between S/ 160 million and S/ 200 million, Sánchez specified, adding that 40% of what was collected would go to the treasury, 40% to foreign trade and tourism development activities, and 20% to community sports activity.
Minister Sánchez also highlighted that commercial activities, restaurants, sporting events, tourist places and transportation (land and air), now have the capacity to operate at 100% of their capacity. “The release of gauging is involving more than US$300 million as expected recovery, which can be very important for reactivation,” he specified.
Regarding future activities, such as the celebration of Holy Week in Ayacucho, he pointed out that this will be allowedbut adequate control measures will be taken, in accordance with the recommended sanitary protocols.
“The norm says, specifically, that in matters such as processions and carnivals, which are usually very popular with the population, there is a regulation of extreme care, because we cannot lower our guard in health matters either,” Sánchez explained.