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Approximately one quarter of state vehicles still circulating with expired plates

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Tax Administration System in Quintana Roo (SATQROO) says only three-quarters of state residents have updated their plates. Satqroo Director Héctor Contreras Mercader said that there are around 900,000 vehicles registered in the state of Quintana Roo.

Of those registered vehicles, only 75 percent have been updated with plates and circulation cards. The new plates began in January of this year. Tax payers who updated within the first 90 days of the year received subsidies.

“The peremptory deadline for the renewal of vehicle registrations in the state is about to expire. We hope that those who have not yet done it will be able to go to Satqroo to exchange their license plates. We are working to ensure that everyone is up to date and carries the 2023 license plates,” he said.

He detailed that of the known late registrations, approximately 15 percent have not updated with Sistema de Administración Tributaria en Quintana Roo (SATQROO) for at least two years, which he admits, is part of the delay since the fines add up.

He also said that in 2022, that figure was 30 percent.

“We are confident that this percentage will decrease even more in the coming months and in this way taxpayers will avoid continuing to accumulate surcharges or become eligible for sanctions that the mobility authorities could apply to them.”

Contreras Mercader says they are still giving state motorists a chance to update their vehciles before special operations are implemented to locate those circulating with expired license plates and cards.

“There are no operations to arrest those who do not have updated license plates, because this government does not seek to harm taxpayers, that is why we call for them to come to the Satqroo offices where we will evaluate each case to help them. The important thing is to comply with this tax obligation.”

He added that regularizing vehicles also serves to inhibit crimes such as theft of cars or motorcycles and identify those who circulate illegally in the entity.