How to avoid fines for ignoring electronic notifications?

Escrito por: ivnosys Fecha Tuesday 6, July 2021 Categoría: Electronic Notifications

Lately there have been an increasing number of cases in which professionals and companies are receiving financial penalties from the Administration for not paying attention to electronic notifications. A communication that is received with great surprise by taxpayers who normally are not aware of having committed any administrative infraction since these actions are usually generated by failure to comply with deadlines, failure to submit information required by the agencies, etc.

According to the latest legal updates, disregarding requests for information from public bodies such as the Tax Authorities, for example, may constitute an act of “resistance, obstruction, excuse or refusal” and the Administration acts instantly by applying fines for large sums of money.

According to the latest news, the Tax Authorities can fine taxpayers up to 600,000 euros for not accessing the “inbox”

According to the latest news, tax authorities can fine taxpayers up to 600,000 euros for not accessing the “inbox”. This has been stipulated in a recent resolution by the Central Economic-Administrative Court (TEAC) in which it sets the deadline of 10 days to attend to the electronic notifications sent to the user in question by the organism. If after this period there has been no response and/or action on the part of the taxpayer, the organism understands that it is a case of neglect and/or refusal, and therefore it can proceed to process the corresponding fine without it being necessary to prove the intention to circumvent the requirement sent. It is sufficient that it has been “duly notified”. Article 203 of the tax law considers that “failure to comply with a duly notified requirement” is a serious infringement and establishes a system of fines ranging, depending on the information requested, from 150 euros to 600,000 euros or a percentage of the turnover of the offender in the calendar year in which the non-compliance occurred.

As the TEAC concludes in this resolution, it is sufficient that the taxpayer has been informed of its inclusion in the mandatory system of electronic notifications and duly notified. When a taxpayer knows that he is obliged to receive all his communications by electronic means, not accessing his authorized e-mail address or the electronic headquarters of the AEAT at least every ten days implies assuming that the notification of the acts that the Tax Administration tries to bring to his attention may be understood to have been rejected. Even, it points out, it can mean a disregard for their tax obligations.

Digital platforms for electronic notifications help prevent and avoid thousands of fines

Between so much work and paperwork, it is normal to forget to open the notification mailbox just when a Public Administration asks us to carry out a procedure through its headquarters. For these cases, every day more and more professionals are relying on platforms such as IvNeos.

The electronic notifications manager allows an online and direct communication with the chosen Public Administrations. In addition, its implementation is very simple. Thanks to the platform it is possible to maintain real-time control to correctly receive all notifications.

This tool automatically collects the notifications issued by more than 9,000 public organisms and controls their status so as not to leave any unattended. In addition, as new extra functionalities, it is also possible to process directly from this tool the submission of documents to the State Agency of Tax Administration (Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria). Finally, another of the advantages that should be highlighted before finishing this post, is that it offers is the download and storage of documents securely in the cloud so that the user can get a complete and reliable protection of all your documentation. There are many other features that will help you to streamline and automate online procedures that we recommend you to read about the IvNeos platform here.

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