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A current debate going on here is reform of the Ecuadorian tax laws. The reform would increase deductions, raising the minimum amount you have to earn to pay taxes, thus reducing the tax burden on low-wage earners, and increase taxes on high-income earners. That´s about as much as I know.

But the most interesting thing was the political ad I´ve been hearing on the radio. It doesn´t sound like some impartial purely information ad. It goes something like ¨The New Tax Laws will be fair and progressive. Don´t let the oligarchy, who are defending the status quo, continue exploiting the country, and avoiding taxes. Don’t let their spokespeople try and convince you that thte law is bad with their rhetoric. The oligarchy and ruling class are twisting the truth to protect themselves and not you. Vote for the Tax Reform.”

The most ironic thing here is that the head of the Tax Service is named Carlos Marx.

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