Luis Alcaide | In most European states the wealth tax has been abolished. Only France has kept it for the taxpayer, but without physically suffocating the taxpayer. Another thing is the municipal taxes on property tenure, which exist almost everywhere in the world. The latter are key to local budgets, based on the occupation of a municipal space and in return for the services of police and real estate surveillance,…
MADRID | By Sean Duffy | Spain is on the path to recovery, and that recovery is to be directly felt by citizens in the form of tax cuts fuelled by the country’s improving economic situation. That was the message delivered by Spanish Treasury Secretary, Miguel Ferre Navarrete, in a speech delivered at Spain Investors Day.
MADRID | By Francisco López | The need for goverment to increase income allocated to saving was among the major aims of the tax reform passed on June 20 in Spain. That’s why experts were surprised when knowing about the end of the tax exemption on the first €1,500 of dividend, which goes clearly against small savers. The government insists it is balanced out by other deductions on all brackets taxing savings.
MADRID | By Francisco López | Both the UE and independent fiscal experts have the same understanding about the fiscal reform the Spanish government passed last Friday. Authorities insist collection increases will make up for losses due to tax cuts. Experts are not sold on it.