Argentina raised more than US $ 2.3 billion with a one-off wealth tax to pay for medical supplies and relief for small businesses battered by the coronavirus epidemic, according to the AFIP federal tax authority. About 80% of the 12,000-odd millionaires targeted by the measure had paid their dues, raising some ARS $ 223 billion (US $ 2.38 billion), said the AFIP federal tax authority in a statement. AFIP head Mercedes Marco del Pont said that these resources would be essential to face the health and economic emergencies presented by the pandemic. She added that "most of the taxpayers had fulfilled their obligation", and that some 3,000 people had failed to pay the levy, of whom about only 200 went to court to be declared non-taxable. The tax authority said it will investigate the non-payment by those with no judicial exemption, with the agency empowered to investigate those who do not comply over a period of 150 days.