The tax relief project for monotributistas obtained an opinion and will be debated next week in Deputies
The tax relief bill for monotributistas and self-employed promoted by Sergio Massa, will begin to be discussed in the National Congress next Tuesday in the Lower House. The opinion was issued through the Budget and Finance Commission of Deputies, which after 4 p.m. this Tuesday set out to analyze the project that the ruling party aims to sanction next week. In turn, the opposition asked for time until tomorrow to issue a minority opinion.
“The project is going to find us, the ruling party and the opposition, working on the articles to be able to sanction a law that has, unlike other projects that we have read, a clear sense of progressiveness: those who have less in this country, have less. to pay; and those who have more in economic terms and their ability to pay, will have to pay more. That is why we see with very good eyes the elevation of this project”, anticipated the deputy Victoria Tolosa Paz (Frente de Todos).
At the close of the meeting, the president of the Budget and Finance Commission, Carlos Heller, specified that the opposition had asked for time until tomorrow at 12 o’clock to present a minority opinion through another project.
In this sense, the radical deputy Alejandro Cacace (Juntos por el Cambio interbloc) explained: “The monotributistas and the self-employed are also workers, and they must receive the same treatment in front of the tax, which this new project does not achieve. A self-employed worker, monotributista and in a dependency relationship, with the same income, does not pay nearly the same, so the law has to provide that with the same taxpaying capacity, with the same income, regardless of their employment regime, they pay the equitably matched. For this reason we are going to issue a minority opinion.”
The initiative promoted by Massa, which proposes relief for 4.5 million monotributistas and more than 140,000 self-employed workers, also bears the signatures of the deputies Leandro Santoro and Mónica Litza, both from the Frente de Todos; Margarita Stolbizer, from Together for Change (JxC); and Alejandro Topo Rodríguez, from Identidad Bonaerense.
It is important to mention that initially the intention was to deal with the project in the lower house on Thursday of this week, but given Massa’s trip with the President to the Summit of the Americas, it was moved to Tuesday of next week. At that stage, it is estimated that the ruling party has enough votes to get its initiative approved. In case of not doing it, it will correspond to deal with the project dictated by the minority.
Regarding the self-employed who are affected by the Income Tax, estimated at around 140,000 taxpayers, the solution evaluated by the project focuses on “increasing deductions so that the non-taxable minimum is more equitable or closer to the one that Employees apply in a dependency relationship ”, it was explained from the Massa environment as specified by the Télam agency.
The meeting of the Budget and Finance Commission
In this way, the special deduction for the self-employed would represent twice the non-taxable profit, passing the deduction from $505,129.66 to $757,694.52.
Thus, the “gap” of the special deduction between the employee and the self-employed would shrink from $707,181.58 to $454,616.72, while for new professionals it rises from 1.5 to 2.5 times the non-taxable profit.
The novelty became known shortly after it was also learned that the opposition asked the authorities of the Chamber of Deputies to postpone the start of the special session for the treatment of the Single Paper Ballot project —scheduled for tomorrow— for four hours due to weather conditions affected some flights.
In addition, the announcement comes a day after the President of the Nation Alberto Fernández himself and the Minister of Economy Martín Guzmán presented the Unexpected Income project in Casa Rosada.
Single Ballot: the opposition asked to postpone the start of tomorrow’s session and there is concern about the quorumAlberto Fernández invited Sergio Massa to accompany him to the Summit of the AmericasUnexpected income: the Government hopes to collect USD 1,000 million from some 350 companies and not will “reward” those who reinvest