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Central Americans pay much less in taxes than people in the rest of Latin America. In poorest countries, $300 a year

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Central Americans pay much less in taxes each year than the $1,181 per person that is the norm in Latin America, according to the Fourth State of the Region report.

In Belize, Costa Rica and Panama, the average inhabitant pays from $679 to $912 a year in taxes. El Salvador is in an intermediate range, while inhabitants of the poorest countries -- Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras -- pay less than $300 a year.

“A state that doesn’t have enough resources is unable to generate investment,” said Evelyn Villarreal, who led research on the report.

Original source (in Spanish): La Prensa