El Servicio de Administración Tributaria de México (SAT) ha impulsado con el apoyo de EUROsociAL, a través de la Receita Federal de Brasil, la creación de Núcleos de Apoyo Fiscal (NAF) en 26 organismos educativos en 15 entidades. A través de la iniciativa, el SAT capacita a estudiantes universitarios en temas de cultura fiscal para que posteriormente los alumnos, en sus horas de prácticas y bajo la supervisión de sus profesores, asesoren de manera gratuita a personas físicas y jurídicas de baja renta.The Mexican Tax Agency (SAT), with the support of EUROsociAL, through the Brazilian Secretariat of Federal Revenue, has launched Tax Support Centres (NAF) in 26 educational bodies in 15 institutions. Through this initiative, the SAT is training university students on issues related to the culture of paying taxes so that these students can later, during their practice hours and under the supervision of their professors, advise low-income natural and legal persons free of charge.
Los universitarios asesorarán a los más desfavorecidas en materia fiscal.University students will be advising the most disadvantaged on tax matters.
The community benefits from the support in resolving basic tax matters, while the tax agency fulfils its citizen and tax training role and provides assistance to the most disadvantaged. The university, for its part, strengthens its link to the community and provides its students with up-to-date and practical knowledge about tax matters at no cost.
NAFs in Mexico are mainly staffed by students of Social Work in the Accounting and Administration degree programmes. In addition, they will make the rounds of the university neighbourhood to offer on-site services to the businesses in the vicinity. This programme seeks to address the sector of taxpayers who are in the process of becoming legal. This sector is the one that requires the most help due to its lack of experience in tax procedures and also because, starting this year, there is new technological infrastructure that taxpayers must become familiar with.
The SAT is also in negotiations with at least one educational institution in the other 17 states. By December of this year, it expects to have the participation of the country’s 32 federal institutions. No doubt a great challenge and something that will benefit everyone: the student, the educational institution, the taxpayer and society in general.
This initiative is part of the Tax Education working line being coordinated by the FIIAPP, with operational partners such as the Ministry of Finance of El Salvador and the ESAF of Brazil.