The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Jose Luis Escrivahas shown this Tuesday in favor of centralizing taxes to avoid the “nonsense” that the autonomous communities compete with each other in fiscal matters. Write has made it clear that this is an opinion “in a personal capacity”, which he has already defended in the past, and which comes on account of the decision announced yesterday by the Andalusian Government to suppress in that community the Wealth Taxfollowing in the footsteps of the Madrid’s community.
“It seems absurd to me that the communities dedicate themselves to competing fiscally with each other,” stressed the minister, who has considered that eliminating Heritage is an “extraordinarily regressive” measure just at a time when what is required is to make redistributive policies to the most vulnerable people due to the effects of inflation. “What the autonomous communities have to do is dedicate themselves to improving the provision of services in Health, in Education… This tax competition between them is an issue that I have never understood, “he indicated.
The minister explained that this situation derives from an “improvable” regional financing system, which is what decides the resources that each community must have to provide citizens with fundamental public services such as Health y Education.
Write He has specified that, in Spain, it was decided to go to a system of assignment of complete taxes and tax brackets, although he has been in favor of the Australian model, where the allocation of regional resources is decided based on the effective expenditure per capita in each of the public services generated.
“It is a much finer model. Whereas in spain We are very installed in this transfer of taxes that has a long tradition, but that I, personally, do not like and that generates these drifts as undesirable as the ones we are seeing these days, “he stressed. For the minister, this is a “fundamentally technical, not political” debate. “Citizens understand that the autonomous communities play a central role in the provision of Education, Health or Dependency services and that is already so important…”, he concluded.