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The Valencian President Of The PSOE Disregards Sánchez; Also Cuts Income Tax, Like The PP

The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, plans to save 150 million euros (3.6% of tax revenue) for 1.34 million Valencian taxpayers (97.4% of the total) with a retroactive reduction in personal income tax, an increase in the minimum exemptions and a 10% rise in all regional tax deductions. The reduction is more ambitious than the PP’s deflations, very focused on reducing wealth, and contrasts with the Treasury’s refusal,…


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Taxing Seldom Provides A Winning Ticket

J.P. Marín-Arrese | The ruling coalition in Spain faces a dim prospect in the coming elections next year. According to the polls, the main Opposition party, bolstered by its new leadership, is poised to snatch a comfortable victory. It seems even close to securing an overall majority, counting on a helping hand from the extreme right and some minor partners. To ward off the danger of a crushing defeat, the…


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Spain Leads OECD In Raising Tax Burden As Government Considers Higher Taxes

Spain is the country of the 34 that make up the OECD in which the tax burden is increasing the most. In 10 years, tax revenues have risen from 31.3% to 36.6% of GDP. According to the latest report published on Wednesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which brings together the most advanced economies on the planet, the tax burden grew by 1.9 percentage points in 2020…


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The Government Will Explain Today The New Tax On The Banking Sector

The Government plans to hold a meeting this Friday with representatives of the banking sector in which it will address, among other issues, the new temporary tax on the sector announced by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, which will last for two years and will seek to raise a total of 3,000 million. Although the meeting does not revolve around this extraordinary tax, the details of which are…


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Taxes and occurrences

Fernando González Urbaneja | Taxes are the price of civilisation. They are mandatory, obligatory, because if they were not, potential taxpayers would avoid them with personal excuses. Tax theory rejects taxes that are aimed at specific activities. The doctrine says that good taxes are generalist, easy to understand, easy to collect and equitable. And the fiscal disorder comes when it becomes complicated, when exceptions, allowances, tax reliefs and other types…


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The Treasury Refuses To Deflate Taxes And The State Increases Revenue By 20% As The Economy Slows Down

The Spanish state has collected 54.749 billion euros up to March, almost 10 billion more than in the same period last year. This is despite the fact that GDP then grew by 2.2% compared to the previous quarter, while this year it has barely grown by three tenths of a percentage point. The historic rise in inflation is filling the public coffers thanks to the fact that tax revenues in…


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Spain: The Maximum Personal Income Tax Rate Now Exceeds 50% In Three Autonomous Communities

The maximum marginal rate of Personal Income Tax (IRPF) now exceeds 50% in three autonomous communities: Valencia (54%), Navarra (52%) and La Rioja (51.5%), which impose a tax on high incomes that exceeds half of the income. And four others have a tax rate of 50%: Asturias (50%), Cantabria (50%), Canary Islands (50.5%), Catalonia (50%), In contrast, the Community of Madrid has established the lowest regional tax bracket in Spain….


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Social Care Tax Rise Is Austerity By Another Name

The Conversation | Boris Johnson has unveiled an additional 1.25% levy on national insurance paid by wage earners and employers, which will raise £14 billion a year to help pay for the NHS and reforms to social care. Coming on the back of rises to income tax and corporation tax that were announced in the budget in March, it is the latest example of the government using tax rises rather than austerity to rein in public finances that have been hit by the cost of the pandemic. We asked Alex de Ruyter, a Professor of Economics at Birmingham City University, to explain how it would affect different parts of society.



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Taxes, the unpopular conundrum

Fernando G. Urbaneja | In France, president Macron, making good arguments, although not explaining them enough, wanted to raise taxes on fuel and millions of citizens forced him to back down. In Ecuador, President Lenin Moreno has gone through such a trance for the same reason. In Chile, President Piñera is on the verge of eviction for the attempt to raise urban transport rates.