Taxpayers who received more reimbursement can return it in installments – IRS


Category B taxpayers with organized accounting who received a higher-than-due IRS reimbursement can return the money in installments if it is less than 5,000 euros, said AT’s director general.

At issue are 911 IRS declarations in which an error in reading one of the fields in Annex C led to them being assigned a refund in excess of what they actually have to receive and which exceeded what the simulation suggested.

The error occurred and was detected in May, with the Tax and Customs Authority (AT) having contacted the taxpayers in question informing them of what had happened, that additional payments would be made so that the replacement operation could begin. “Additional settlements were made to all these taxpayers asking them to pay the tax due”, said AT director general, Helena Borges, specifying that “as long as this payment is up to 5,000 euros, it can even be paid in installments, without guarantee”.

In other words, the general director, who was today being heard at the Budget and Finance Committee, explained that, in the case of an additional settlement, the replacement of the amount “can be made using all the prerogatives that the law makes available for payment of the tax”.

During the hearing, the PSD also questioned Helena Borges about the fact that taxpayers with tax debts are seeing their IRS reimbursements withheld, a situation that had not occurred last year, when the country was already facing the economic effects of the pandemic.

In response, the AT director-general stated that the legal framework in force in last year’s IRS campaign was different, so that there were rules that allowed these processes to be suspended, which is currently not the case in which the legal framework locks in the payment of reimbursement when the taxpayer in question has debts.


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