They ask to extend the term that allows municipalities to forgive debts for fines and interests of cleaning rights

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish/Latin America/A –

Source: Chamber Of Deputies Of Chile

To ask the President of the Republic the submission of a project to extend the term established in the Law 20.742, which allows the municipalities in the country to waive debts for fines and any applicable interest to the rights of toilet, it is the object of the resolution 171, adopted by the board of the Chamber of Deputies.

The text, ratified by 124 votes in favor and one abstention, describes that Law 20,742, which improves the supervisory role of the Council, strengthens transparency and probity in the municipalities; creates charges and modifies regulations on people and municipal finances.

In its article 11, the parliamentarians point out, the municipal authorities are empowered so that, within the twelve months following the date of publication of this law and prior agreement of the respective council, they enter into an agreement for the payment of debts for the right to cleanliness . They also add that, they can forgive fines and interest for that concept.

In that sense, the document states that the period expired on April 1, 2015, with thousands of taxpayers having regularized their situation, given that, as indicated at the time by the Chilean Association of Municipalities, 40% of the defaulters do not know what they owe and that, many times, for the additional charges, the total amount to be paid is twice the original debt, adding in turn that, this is a debt that is never extinguished.

But, continues the text, the rule establishes, once that term is over, that the municipalities must proceed with the respective judicial collection, which they seek to avoid the municipalities, at least because it produces those people who want to pay, but they are with that in addition to the amount of arrears, they must cancel the interest and readjustments for the time elapsed.

The resolution was presented by Independent Representative Pablo Prieto, along with the RN Sofía Cid, José Miguel Castro, Ximena Ossandón, Andrés Celis and Catalina Del Real, as well as the UDI Rolando Rentería, Ramón Barros and Nicolás Noman, together with the deputy for Evopoli

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