SAT Launched an International Tax Seminar

The seminar gathered international experts.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN.- As part of its 25th anniversary, the Superintendency of Tax Administration -SAT- launched the International Tax Seminar in Guatemala City.

From July 12 to 14 at the Intercontinental Hotel, the seminar included special guests on tax issues at the national and international levels.

Seminar Topics

Foreign speakers participated and shared their knowledge and experience on topics such as:

  • Digital economy
  • Management skills for modernization and institutionalization
  • Data Management

Bank of Guatemala -Banguat-, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala -UVG-, Chile’s Internal Revenue Service, and Citibank supported the event.


In 1997, through the Ministry of Public Finance, the Government of Guatemala started a series of actions that included the creation of SAT to update the tax administration and comply with the fiscal commitments in the Peace Accords and the Public Sector Modernization Program.

The SAT’s creation and operation project began with a work team responsible for its administration. It consisted of creating and designing an autonomous, decentralized, modern, efficient institution that would be in charge of tax and customs administration and could increase tax revenues in a sustained, honest, and transparent manner.

The Congress of the Republic, through Decree Number 1-98, established SAT as a decentralized government agency with competence and jurisdiction over the entire national territory to carry out tax administration functions exclusively.

SAT has operational, economic, financial, technical, administrative autonomy, legal personality, assets, and resources.

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