Tax reform, because there would be a risk of a tax increase

According to the center-right, taxes on homes, rents and government bonds could rise. The government categorically denies it. The new rules do not provide for higher taxes but leave open spaces to be decided in the future

The government assures that no one will pay more taxes with the tax reform, one of the measures that Italy must send through because it is one of the conditions for having the next installments of the anti-crisis funds of the Recovery Fund from Europe. But why are there fears that the new rules could cause a tax hike?

Simpler rules

One of the latest issues in the political conflict concerns who collects rents and who owns government bonds. The reform aims to redesign the entire system, with the aim of relieving those who have an income from work or retirement (by adjusting the taxation which is progressive), and, at the same time, we want to simplify the (proportional) levy on the earnings obtained. with investments, reducing the number of existing tax levels.

The future of subsidized taxes

The fear is that in this way in the future some preferential taxes will skip out, such as that on those who rent an apartment and today, for the rent they receive, they can benefit from the flat rate tax at 10 or 21 percent, or that on Treasury bills (12.5 per cent), lower than those who use their savings to buy shares. However, the reform does not currently establish these details, which will have to be decided in the future.

New values ​​for the brick

Similar is the case for real estate, thanks to which the Treasury collects 40 billion a year but loses almost six due to tax evasion. With a census, by 2026, we want to update the values ​​of the brick to the purchase prices and find illegal and unregistered houses, which would be more than one million. Revenue invariance is promised, that is, on the whole, the amount of taxes would not change. But the government that will come in the future – this is the specter – could quantify the various taxes on the house (from the Imu to the purchase tax through that on waste) on the new parameters, now largely below the market ones. , with the risk that someone will pay more.