In the heat of the heatwave, as the light rises and, involved in the fight for the fiscal model that differentiates some formations from others, the Popular Party denounced the “hidden agenda” of the Government to impose a ‘fiscal hatchet’ briefly included in the Plan of Recovery, Transformation and Resilience , sent to the European Union in exchange for 140,000 million euros.
According to the popular, the Executive of Pedro Sánchez -as he himself has come to affirm on occasion- wants to collect 80,000 million more in taxes -by 2024-; taxes that will largely focus on green taxation, taxing from the current use of air conditioning in homes, through tolls to state highways, car use tax, diesel or, revision of the joint deductions and deductions of Personal income tax, which could end up affecting the pockets of 3.5 million families.
In that economic chapter that remains to be shelled and of which few details transcend, a review of the contributions of the self-employed is also included or, the concretion of the patrimonial taxation , which is still a review of taxes such as Heritage, Successions and Donations, ceded by the State to the CCAA.
For Miguel Ángel Castellón , PP deputy for Almería, and Economy spokesman in Congress, Spain has another way out to avoid having to raise taxes, especially when the countries around us are applying policies radically contrary to those of Spain . It is the case -remarks Castellón- in Portugal, where the Corporation tax has been reduced to a minimum rate; or that of France, which has proposed a global cut of 20,000 million in its fiscal policy. Italy has also announced a downward moderation in tax proceedings.
Not in vain, the popular leader does not believe that “the attack on Madrid” by Ximo Puig – proposing that the high incomes of this Community be taxed more – is “an occurrence”. Rather, “it is a premeditated policy, it is the agenda of the PSOE and United We Can since 2019,” he declared to the eE .
Faced with the argument of the fiscal gap with the EU, which the left maintains, Castellón maintains that this gap “is the great lie”, because “Spain is the third country in fiscal effort, which is what is measured, not the fiscal pressure “, he concludes.
Asked about the high price of electricity, which this Tuesday will have reached a new all-time high, Castellón expressed his opposition to intervening in the market, but he did demand a reform of the taxes levied on electricity given the “seriousness” of the current situation and the imminent arrival of a new heat wave.
“Give cane to the middle classes”
From the Generalitat of Valencia, the Minister of Finance, Vicent Soler, affirmed that the half truths are “lies” in the case of the tax cuts in the Community of Madrid , because they harm the middle classes with 10% less health spending per inhabitant than the average and 20% less in educational spending.
And in response to Soler, from Madrid, the Minister of Family, Youth and Social Policies, Concepción Dancausa explained that, regarding the damage to the middle classes, “it is not true” since a taxpayer who pays less than 20,000 euros, from in 2004, it has “saved” about 69,000 euros. Therefore, “it is not true that the middle classes are not benefiting from the tax reduction.”
“Either a new system or another minister”
The deputy of Compromís, Joan Baldoví, has given an ultimatum to the head of the Treasury, María Jesús Montero, to present as soon as possible a proposal to reform the regional financing model: “Either they change the financing system or we will change the minister” . Baldoví urges Montero to reform the regional financing system after the Fedea report that places the Valencian Community as the worst financed region .