He Government has introduced a last-minute change in the royal decree of pension reform which means raising a little more the stick to the highest salaries. In principle it was going to be 6% for the part of the salary that exceeded 4,500 euros per month -until now exempt- since 2045, but now will be 7% for those who have a salary 50% higher, 6% if the salary is between 10% and 50% above those 4,500 euros, and 5.5% for the rest. It is an element of progressivity that was not in the initial texts.
The initial proposal agreed between the Government and the unions contemplated starting that quota at 1% in 2025, to gradually increase at a rate of 0.25 points per year until reaching 6% in 2045 (5% paid by the company and 1% paid by the worker).
However, during his presentation at the Toledo Monitoring Commission in Congress, on Wednesday afternoon, the Pdecat deputy Genís Boadella He proposed introducing this additional element of progressivity by salary brackets, something that the Government has accepted and that will appear in the text that is published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
In this way, it will not be applied equally to all salaries, but will depend on the part of the salary that remains above that maximum base.
Thus, from 2025, a solidarity quota of 0.92% will be applied to salaries that go from the maximum base to a higher 10%. The next tranche, which will go from 10.1% of the maximum base to 50%, will have a solidarity quota of 1%. Finally, the salary bracket with a maximum base above 50% will have a quota of 1.17%, according to Ministry sources.
In 2045, when the quota is fully deployed, the first tranche will have a 5.5% quota, a rate of 6% will be applied to the second tranche, and 7% to the third. The Government considers that with the introduction of these three sections a certain progressiveness is achieved, to tax more the salaries that are further from the maximum contribution base.
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