OPC 5 Tax Revenue 5 ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL TAX REVENUE – JULY 2020

ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL TAX REVENUE – JULY 2020

August 10, 2020

Total tax revenue amounted to AR$559.09 billion in July, which implied a nominal growth of 24% YoY, however, it contracted for the seventh consecutive month when adjusted for inflation, showing a decrease of 13% YoY.

In the first seven months of the year, total collection amounted to AR$3.44 trillion, 26.2% higher than in the same period of last year.

The main factor behind the drop in inflation-adjusted tax revenues was the economic impact of COVID-19. The national tax revenue is strongly linked to the level of activity, so the recessionary context, deepened by the pandemic, is the main factor explaining why tax revenue has decreased in 22 of the last 25 months in real terms.

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