Tv Azteca, one of the most important television stations in the country, will appeal the judicial decision that forces it to pay the Tax Administration Service (SAT) 2,620 million pesos in taxes, for a dispute of non-payment of taxes in 2013.
An Administrative Justice Court issued a ruling on Wednesday ordering the company to pay said amount for income tax (ISR), fines and surcharges corresponding to the 2013 fiscal year.
However, the Salinas Group announced that it will go to national and international authorities to avoid this charge by the tax authority, since it considers it excessive and erroneous. And he alleges that the charges were made based on an illegal and unfair estimate.
"We will continue to exercise our right to defend ourselves in national and international instances, from what we consider erroneous and excessive charges," Grupo Salinas said in a statement.
It is the second ruling against Tv Azteca so far this year. In April, the SAT won a legal dispute that forced the company to pay 2,447 million pesos derived from profits from the sale of shares, for ISR, fines and surcharges.
This morning, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in his morning conference, reported that the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit is reviewing other tax debts that Tv Azteca would carry.