The official was speaking, this Tuesday, at the National Assembly, where he reacted to the complaints presented by some businessmen to the deputies of the fifth Commission for Economy and Finance, where they complain about the delay in the refund of the tax, which has negatively affected the accounts of the companies.
Cited by Angop, the PCA of AGT recognized that there has been some slowness, however many of them are related to the rectification of data sent by some businessmen.
At a global level, writes Angop, the reimbursement period, carried out through the display of invoices, lasts for about three to four months. However, according to the request made, on Monday, by the businessmen to the deputies, they want to shorten that period to one month, writes Angop.
José Leiria also made it known that the maximum time they had so far was four months. "The maximum period we had until now was four months for us to pronounce ourselves. Many times the pronouncements are aimed at gathering elements and reviewing the data", he said, quoted by Angop.
Returning to mentioning that the fastest refunds are carried out in eight days, the official added that work is already being done to automate the processing of refunds for the aforementioned tax.
José Leiria also explained that VAT only taxes the final consumer. "When the VAT that the businessman pays is higher than what he receives, the businessman goes to the Tax Office and asks for his money back", he said, quoted by Angop.