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State congress votes against property tax increases

Chetumal, Q.R. — State congress has voted against a tax increase for homes and businesses in the state of Quintana Roo.

The announcement was made through a press release when the board of the XVI Congress Legislature met and agreed with local businessmen that a tax increase was not justified. State congress says that as a result of the meeting with the Business Coordinating Council of Riviera Maya, an increase in the cadastral tables of the municipalities will not be passed, thus avoiding tax and duty increases.

Edgar Gasca Arceo, head of the meeting, recalled that Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been very clear and insistent on the issue of saying no to increases and “In that sense, I join that position because we are on the side of the people, citizens, business,” he said.

Deputies pointed out that that municipal authorities should look for other mechanisms to obtain resources and not plan to modify their cadastral tables for additional money in order to meet their social work goals, adding that tax increases will not be a viable option.

The announcement came after the Cabildo de Solidaridad, headed by Laura Beristáin Navarrete, endorsed the update of the cadastral tables, which are the basis for the calculation of property taxes.

Had it been approved, Solidaridad would have increased property taxes for 122,659 residential homes, 11,603 businesses and 1,738 hotels.