The Treasury carries out regular inspections to ensure that taxpayers comply with their tax responsibilities. It is important to always have all the documents on the work activity carried out as well as other economic movements that may have been carried out in each fiscal year located. In this way, if the ‘dreaded’ parallel income tax arrives, the pertinent allegations can be made to demonstrate that everything is in order.
What is a tax inspection and why is it carried out?
The tax inspection is a procedure carried out by the Tax Agency to verify that taxpayers comply with their tax obligations. This may be random or due to inconsistencies detected in the tax return.
How do you know if it will be subject to inspection?
Normally, the Tax Agency sends an official notification. It is crucial not to ignore it or postpone it. Remember: anticipation is key to avoid penalties and surcharges.
Essential Preparations Before Inspection
Up-to-date documentation: Make sure you have all the documents related to your economic activity for the period to be reviewed: invoices issued and received, payment receipts, accounting, among others. Professional advice: Consider the option of hiring a tax expert, who can guide you through the process and help you identify possible errors in your declaration. Know your rights: Being informed about your rights during the inspection process is essential. For example, you have the right to be assisted by an advisor during the review.
Common mistakes to avoid
One of the most frequent mistakes is not declaring all the income obtained. This can lead to severe penalties. It should be taken into account that not all deductions are applicable to all taxpayers. Make sure you know which ones apply to you. Messy accounting can lead to omissions and errors in the return. Keeping an orderly record will make review easier.
What to do if you detect irregularities?
It is important to be collaborative with the inspectors and offer all the information they require. If you detect an error in your declaration before the inspection, it is possible to submit a supplemental self-declaration to correct it. In case of discrepancies with the Tax Agency, it is advisable to have the support of a lawyer specialized in tax law.
Preparing for a tax inspection doesn’t have to be a headache. With the documentation in order, the appropriate advice and avoiding common mistakes, you will face the process with confidence and transparency. Remember, the Tax Agency does not seek to sanction for the sake of sanctioning, but rather to ensure that everyone complies with their tax obligations. With the right preparation, you can turn a tax inspection into a mere formality.