Madrid (EFE).- The Xunta de Galicia joined this Friday a 50% discount on property tax, doubling the existing tax race, which Andalusia continued this week after Madrid and that the PSOE considers “destructive” while the PP considers it “healthy”.

Amidst the tax debate, Xunta President Alfonso Rueda announced today that the wealth tax, which Galicia’s tax office estimates must be paid by those with assets or rights worth more than €2 million, will receive a bonus of up to 50%.

“It is much better to lower taxes than to raise them,” Alberto Núñez Feijóo’s successor in the Xunta has defended, but he has not specified whether he will lower fuel taxes, which are the highest in Galicia.

Xunta de Galicia President Alfonso Rueda during his participation in the La Voz de Galicia economic forum. EFE/Cabalar

Feijóo’s First Vice-President and Minister of Economic and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has specifically appealed to Feijóo to “make a little difference” in the financial fight initiated by the communities governed by his party due to the wealth tax, because it is “very destructive.”

For the vice president, this is an “irresponsible, inconsistent and destructive dynamic for the country as a whole” and therefore calls for “someone in the People’s Party to clean things up and end or reverse this race, which also does nothing to contribute to the progressivity and fairness of the tax system.”

In the same vein, Finance Minister María Jesús Montero has summoned the leader of the PP to define his party’s position on the wealth tax, which is a result of the government’s “spiral of decline” in 2010. this tribute.

Without mentioning the PP leader this time, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has this Friday advocated fiscal reforms aimed at “redistributing efforts” to ensure that “whoever has the most contributes the most” to funding. which belongs to everyone”, the welfare state and there is a “fair distribution of burdens”.

Rejection of socialist autonomies

The PSOE autonomous governments have today also rejected that the autonomies are competing for the lowest property tax. The president of La Rioja, Concha Andreu, has said that this is part of “fights that are going nowhere” because the communities are of his opinion. , must “go at the same time, especially in the current situation of inflation and rising prices, which is the same for everyone.”

The president of the Canary Islands, also a socialist, Ángel Víctor Torres, has accused his PP colleagues of manipulating public opinion, defending that cutting taxes on high incomes means attracting business, when he has simply declared that it “benefits those who have more.” “.

And Ximo Puig, president of the Generalitat Valenciana, has taken the opportunity to propose that for each autonomy the “tax effort” be calculated during the distribution of funds by the state as a measure to deal with those who “want funds.” disarmament’.

Generalitat President Ximo Puig. EFE/Ana Escobar/file

In opposition to what he has called a “disoriented and carnivorous left”, former Prime Minister José María Aznar has seen intercommunal tax competition as “absolutely healthy” and has rejected a tax on large fortunes under investigation by the finance ministry. .

Aznar has stated that the “carnivorous left” needs the poorest and therefore raises taxes “all the way down to have the poorest people and be able to control them better.”

At the same event as Puig, former PP minister José Manuel García Margallo recalled that in Europe only Switzerland and Norway retain wealth tax “because it makes taxpayers flee” and discourages saving.

For his part, Unai Sordo, the Confederal General Secretary of the CCOO, has confirmed that the fiscal de-escalation initiated by the PP-led communities creates “the image of Spain as a banana country”.

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