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IU-Verdes Lorca asks that the Government approve by decree the bonus of the IBI before the Courts are dissolved (20/08/2019)

Gloria Martín also recalled that the investiture agreement with the PSOE includes the abolition of the exemption of this tax on real estate property of religious denominations that are not directly linked to the cult, as well as the 50% surcharge on empty floors and premises bank ownership

The councilor of the United Left-Greens, Gloria Martín, has urged the Murcia deputies of the PSOE in Congress to require the Government of Pedro Sánchez to approve a Royal Decree-Law that maintains the 50% bonus on the Property Tax (IBI) for the victims of the 2011 earthquakes.

Martín recalled that on September 23, the General Courts will be dissolved automatically and elections will be called again if there is finally no investiture of the President of the Government.

Therefore, it has urged the approval of this rule so that it can be validated by the Plenary Session before its foreseeable dissolution.

Otherwise, it would force the Royal Decree-Law to be validated by the Permanent Delegation, an organ of a special nature that is responsible for overseeing the powers of the Chamber when it is not meeting.

In this regard, Martin has requested that this issue be delayed no longer since the second deadline for the collection of direct debits not covered by the personalized tax payment plan ends on October 18.

The councilor of IU has expressed concern that the residents of the area of ​​maximum affectation by the earthquakes, could find that in the next receipt they apply the tax without the bonus, which would mean "a very hard stick to their pockets."

And, if Sanchez does not fulfill his commitment, it will be the owners of 44,000 properties who assume a cost that amounts to 7.2 million euros.

On the other hand, Martín assured that his political formation bets on tax reforms that allow progress, from the local, towards a fair tax system, inspired by the principles of equality, progressivity and redistribution of wealth.

"We are not going to go crazy asking for populist tax rebates because our public services are sustained with them, but we do believe that those who have more should pay more," he said.

Therefore, he recalled that the investiture agreement signed with the PSOE includes that the City Council urges its technical services "to prepare a report aimed at suppressing the exemption of the IBI to real estate owned by religious denominations that are not directly linked to worship. "

The agreement also includes the imposition of a 50% surcharge on the IBI's receipt for empty homes that are owned by banks and financial entities, something that enables the Local Haciendas Law.

In that sense, Gloria Martín explained that the Royal Decree Law on urgent measures on housing and rent approved by the Government of Sanchez last December, also offers a key tool to enable municipalities to raise the tax on real estate (IBI ) to vacant homes.

"We would like the Government team to be already working on these issues that we are going to demand of course as compensation for the support they have received from the two councilors of the United Left," he concluded.

Source: IU-verdes Lorca

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