He Tax Administration System (SAT) It is the governmental institution of Mexico that is in charge of monitoring the tax regulations of the country. Whether it is an individual or legal entity, it has a record of taxes, customs and fines.
What about deceased taxpayers?
There is a myth that when a taxpayer dies, his debts are resolved before the Treasury, however, this is not the case, since the SAT has the necessary mechanisms to carry out actions in order to make the payment.
As indicated by the SAT on its website, when a relative dies and had outstanding credits, the tax authority can take measures, such as the seizure and auction of assets. It is not true that upon death the fines are cancelled. In reality, the collection process continues in order to make it effective through your assets or bank accounts.
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The relatives of the debtor will be notified about the fiscal debt by means of an official document issued by the dependency. The notification will include the amount and type of the debt, the causes for which it occurred, the legal basis, as well as the omitted contributions, fines and surcharges.
According to the information, The SAT will grant a period of 45 business days to pay the debt, file an appeal for revocation or an annulment trialas convenient for the relatives of the deceased taxpayer.
In the event of an embargo or auction, once the goods and assets have been collected, The SAT will proceed to inform whether or not the total amount was covered and how it will have to be paid, if necessary.. On the contrary, if the assets collected exceed the amount of the debt, the relatives will be able to claim the rest of the assets or the remaining money collected by the dependency.
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