Fiscal Policy Council
The Treasury takes the path forward but does not avoid complaints about the non-payment of VAT in December 2017 or criticism of the “privileged” treatment of Catalua
The communities of the PP reject that the Treasury compensates the VAT through the deficit: “We want an income”
The battle of 2,500 million VAT: “Treasury snatches money from the Communities”
More deficit and indebtedness in exchange for the non-payment of the VAT settlement corresponding to December 2017. The Minister of Finance, Mara Jess Montero, has offered the communities greater flexibility to the communities as compensation and, although she has been able to take the new path forward, the regions have shown their remarkable discomfort. In the first place, because what they want is to receive the 2.5 billion that the Treasury owes them in total, but also for the “privileged” treatment that the Government gave Catalua yesterday.
The confrontation with the communities governed by the PP was announced. “What we want is an income that compensates for the amounts that we do not receive, the tax money,” sources from different communities governed by the PP explained to this newspaper, and they have kept it before, during and after the Council meeting. of Fiscal and Financial Policy (CPFF).
“The solution is not to allow more difficulty, the best deficit is the one that does not exist,” said the Minister of Finance of the Community of Madrid, Javier Fernndez-Lasquetty at the end of the meeting, to which his counterpart in Andalusia Juan Bravo has added that they are “deeply concerned” because what Hacienda proposes are “loans” and “debt” that must be paid later. The intention of the regions of the PP, therefore, is still to claim the 2,500 million judicially.
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