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They analyze the veto that prevents property taxes from golf courses in Sinaloa

Sinaloa.- The State Congress make a query for determine if it eliminates the privileged tax regime for golf courses and they can be taxed as prope


.- The State Congress make a query for determine if it eliminates the privileged tax regime for golf courses and they can be taxed as properties without construction in the payment of property tax, after in 2020, the then governor vetoed section IV of article 35 of the Municipal Treasury Law, considering that they cannot be compared as vacant lots, informed the president of the Public Treasury and Administration Commission, Jesús Ibarra Ramos.

The members of this commission have met to carry out an analysis and give way to the veto on golf courses, as part of the reforms to the Municipal Treasury Law. He also raised the possibility of creating new legislation.

The then governor’s veto was to article 35 section IV and the following provision was maintained: “In the case of properties where golf courses are located, it will be paid in the following terms: a) When the golf course has an area smaller of 80 hectares and 18 holes, the amount of $130.00 per square meter must be paid at the land value as a special zone, applying the rate of 2.5 per thousand; and b) When the field is greater than 80 hectares but does not have more than 18 holes, A demerit factor will be applied to the remaining surface according to the Valuation Instructions of the Cadastral Institute of the State of Sinaloa. In the case of developers who have two or more golf courses, this demerit will not be applied.”

He stated that it is necessary to involve specialists in this matter and in property tax matters, that first the legal part is being reviewed to give entry to the technique.

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It is important to remember that Ordaz Coppel observed to the deputies of the 63rd legislature in December 2020, that golf courses cannot be compared to vacant lots and impose a similar tax charge. The above is that these areas are green and require investments for their maintenance.

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