The head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced that her government will waive the taxes for whoever wins the rafflaof of the presidential plane.
With this he seeks to ensure that all the resources raised go to the equipment of hospitals, as announced by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
«We are already there in dialogue with the Government of Mexico so that in the case of the raffle of the presidential plane, this tax can be forgiven, so that all the resource goes to what is required, which is finally the equipment of hospitals mainly for children,» he said at a press conference at the City Hall Palace.
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According to the head of government, about 6% of the total value of the prize would be forgiven. To this end, he said, they were already convened at a working table with the Ministry of Finance.
«We are assisting, and all the support that is required for the presidential plane raffla,» he added.
Article 149 of the CDMX Tax Code for 2020 states that whoever wins a prize through a raffle or sweepstakes must pay a tax of 6% of the total value of the prize or the good obtained.
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He adds: «If the prizes offered in lotteries, raffles, sweepstakes, betting games and contests of all kinds consist of goods other than money, the organizers of these events shall indicate the value of those goods in the respective advertisements.»
The president has said he expects to get 3 billion pesos with the sale of 6 million lottery cards, each of 500 pesos. The capital government would condone 180 million pesos to the winner.
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