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September 24, 2020

With the aim to generate more resources for their states

Mexican governors consider new casino tax

(Mexico).- Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) governors met the national president of the party, Humberto Moreira, with the aim to develop a plan so that states can receive more resources. They agreed that, in the negotiation of the 2012 budget, they will propose a casino tax.

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n top of deciding that they will not approve more taxes for the following year and that they will just analyze a special casino tax, people from PRI agreed to comprise in a unique document the queries and requests from federal entities that rule, to propose them before its legislators.

After the meeting, governors offered a press conference in which they remarked the need to balance the distribution of resources to the states.

Querétaro Governor, José Calzada Rovirosa, detailed that amendments to the Federal Law of Fiscal Coordination were revised and presented, in order to increase from 20% to 28% the Federal Assignable Taxes allocated to the states.

They also announced that they will propose that the Income Tax is 100% assignable to regional and local workers. Together with PRI general secretary, Cristina Díaz, Moreira reported that every time states receive less money, which leads them to get into debt, while more money is concentrated in the center of the country. 

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