The new tax on certain digital services, known as ‘Google rate’, undergoes this Thursday his first examination in the plenary session of Congress, where PP, Vox and Citizens They will ask for the return of their bill to the Government as they are against the creation of this tax.
In order to start its processing, PSOE and Unidas Podemos must collect enough votes to reject these amendments, which will be voted on together.
The PP, Vox and Ciudadanos also presented respective amendments to the entire other bill that contemplates the creation of a new tax, in this case the financial transactions, or ‘Tobin tax’, which has not yet been submitted to its first debate in the House.
THE PP ASKS FOR TAX DROPS, NOT RAISES
In its amendment, the PP recalls how the Government approved this new tax figure in a Council of Ministers just five days after the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, after the first infections by Covid-19 in Spain, and of update a new macroeconomic picture, in his opinion, “unrealistic”.
The ‘popular’ consider that this tax would be “the tip” for the Spanish economy and “would deepen the recession”, because they believe that it is going “in the opposite direction” to what the country needs in the face of this crisis because, in the sphere prosecutor, consider “very obvious that the measures should go down and not up.”
VOX SEES CONFISCATION AND ANTICIPATES DISLOCALIZATIONS
For its part, Vox warns that the implementation of this tax will entail a distortion within the European Union and an increase in prices and a reduction in consumption and activity, and criticizes the “clearly confiscatory nature” and not proportional, “because it would more than double the current tax burden,” he assures many entities.
In this sense, in this training they do not see it as a necessary law, since the OECD is already working to find “a fiscal solution” for this situation and they believe that the costs of implementing this “supposedly temporary” tax are already inherent. they will not be compensated by the collection itself.
Cs DOES NOT REJECT TO BOOST THE TAX, BUT YES THIS
Lastly, Ciudadanos underlines in its amendment that it does not oppose the creation of a similar tax “that lacks the deficiencies that the Government’s proposal suffers from, and stresses that, if applied, it must be done with” the necessary international consensus “to achieve” the maximum possible harmonization within the European Union “.
Likewise, he believes that the rule “does not resolve the certain risk that this tax burden will be transferred to the final consumer.” “It is not acceptable that this happens and that guarantees that reassure the average taxpayer of our country cannot be offered,” they conclude.