More money for outside than for inside. Eight of the thirteen candidates for the Mayor’s Office of Cuenca, according to their records of payment of income tax and foreign exchange in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, took more money out of the country than they paid for income tax.
The aspirants Lauro López, of the Just Alliance with Citizen Conscience; Marcelo Cabrera, from the Equality – CREO coalition; Paúl Carrasco, for the Juntos por el Futuro alliance; Pedro Palacios, from the Azuay coalition, the future we dream of; Tarquino Orellana, from the ranks of the Concertación movement; César Piedra, sponsored by the Avanza party; Gustavo Jara, for Social Commitment, and Jaime Astudillo, of the Contigo movement, took out of the country, among the eight, a little more than $ 214,000 from 2015 to 2017; while they paid around 60,000 dollars for income tax in the same period.
Carrasco ex-prefect heads the list with a little more than 55 thousand dollars that he took out of the country. It is followed by Mayor Cabrera with a figure slightly above $ 53,000 and the third place is disputed by the candidates Lauro López and Tarquino Orellana with a little over $ 26,000. The figures of the rest of the applicants fluctuate between 17 thousand and 11 thousand dollars.
Some names on this list are repeated when it comes to those who paid more for income tax in those three years. The candidate for the Renace movement, Jefferson Pérez, leads the ranking with $ 27,836.53. Orellana follows with $ 21,719.96; and Carrasco, with $ 12,725.98. Cabrera paid 8,673.75 dollars while Palacios y López paid 7,818.05 dollars and 5,673.86 dollars, in that order.
At the other extreme are cases like the candidates Jaime Astudillo; Jaime Rodas, from the Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante party, and Brando Tenesaca, from the ranks of the Ecuadorian Union, who register outdated information or have not yet filed their income tax return.
Only a couple of cases (Cabrera and the candidate Norma Illares, from Libertad is Pueblo) already record their 2018 income tax payment. (I)