Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his government will order an end to tax forgiveness for the country’s largest companies, saying $20 billion in exemptions given by his predecessors was akin to theft by gangsters.
Of the firms that benefited from tax breaks totaling more than 400 billion pesos, 58 are listed on the stock exchange, said Mexico’s tax chief Margarita Rios-Farjat at the president’s regular news conference.
Nearly a third of the companies listed on the benchmark S&P/BMV IPC received tax breaks, she said.
Lopez Obrador did not reveal the . . .