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Meloni Maneuver: 12 measures recycled from 7 previous governments, from Renzi to Draghi. The only news? Crusade against revenues and the cleansing of the obligation to publish

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Years in the opposition were not enough to be “ready” with original ideas. Measures against high bills are identical to Draghi’s, such as reducing the tax wedge, only to a minimal extent. The new flat tax is only a continuation of the one launched by the yellow-greens, from which an excerpt from folders under 1000 euros is also copied. Quota 103 is borrowed from Conte’s 100 quota and Draghi’s 102 quota. And on other fronts, Meloni also drew inspiration from the governments of Berlusconi, Gentiloni and Renzi.

OUR tax credits to deal with expensive bills run dragonsmini incision extension tax wedge by Draghi andAllowance for the birth of one child during Count 2 and implemented by the successor, i Early retirement with quota 103 borrowed from quota 100 (Conte) and quota 102 (Draghi), female version Berlusconi II, social bee Gentiloniexcerpt from folders up to 1000 euro Conte 1, le deductions for women and youth Conte 2, i work vouchers and social card belonging Berlusconi IVceiling extension up to cash from Renzi (and before that Berlusconi). Catalog of the main content of the first government budget law melons and this. Refinancing, repetition, extension of the measures conceived by the predecessors. years in opposition obviously not enough to be found”readywith original ideas. Introducing the position, the Prime Minister stated that “In just a month, this government has written a maneuver that says political vision“. But on closer inspection, the only signs discontinuity I’m ad stop on basic income in 2024 and vice versa fines for traders who do not accept electronic money.

Package against rising energy prices – Full continuity with the performer who fell in the summer. For the first quarter of 2023, zeroing system-wide payments in the account, reducing VAT on gas, tax incentives for energy-intensive and gas-intensive consumers and small businesses (which increase from 40 to 45%, respectively). confirmed and refinanced and from 30 to 35%). social bonus energy and gas that Draghi provided to families with I understand (Indicator of the equivalent economic situation) from 8,200 to 12 thousand euros will also go to households with Isee up to 15 thousand. The only changes are related to income: taxation additional profit it is destined to increase and it will apply to profits in accordance with the requirements of the EU Commission. However, this is not in line with European indications. price limit only on renewable energy sources, given that, according to Brussels, this should apply to all sources with a lower cost than gas, including coal.

tax wedge Meloni suggests 2% reduction contributions paid by employees with gross incomes below 35 thousand euros, effective from July last year. Only for incomes below €20,000 the exemption increases to 3%, while the benefits remain very low (maximum €30 per month). A year ago, the FDI leader criticized the Draghi government’s decision to allocate only a fraction of the $8 billion available to start tax reform to cut contributions. And in July in an interview Only 24 hoursensured that the 16 billion cut requested Confindustria one could do: “Since the start of the Covid emergency, we have spent 200 billion in deficit, do you really think that 16 billion could not be found for the wedge?”.

Single check – The Prime Minister announced a 50% increase in the lump sum allowance for a child in the first year of life. The increase will last three years for large families. However, family assistance, which replaces all previous concessions, has been in place since March 2022. An authorization bill on this issue was approved during Conte 2’s government and the measure came into effect in March 2022 under Draghi. It also reduced VAT on feminine sanitary pads from 22% to 10%: Meloni announced a further reduction to 5%, which would also apply to children’s products.

Incentives for hiring – Forza Italia claims the “idea Silvio Berlusconi” deduction of up to 6 thousand euros for new employees under 35 years old. Meloni said contributions for those who hire would also be zeroed women. This, too, is far from new, but it does not go back to the governments of the former Cavaliere: it exactly matches the incentives introduced by the Conte 1 government in the 2021 budget law. alleviate those who place recipients of income of citizens in the company: they have been provided since 2019, when the subsidy was born.

Single tax – Increase from 65 thousand to 85 thousand euros income ceiling under which the self-employed can claim a flat rate fifteen% this will disappoint some centre-right voters, given that it was promised to raise the threshold to 100,000, but this is undoubtedly the first implementation of election announcements targeting VAT numbers. The point, however, is that the introduction in Italy of a flat tax, expensive league it was Conte 1’s yellow-green government in 2019 (prior to this, the flat-rate regime had lower revenue limits and a number of other requirements related to worker expenses and the value of instrumental assets). The measure led taxpayers to “self-selection”, i.e. do everything to stay below the threshold from 65 thousand euros. With relative implications for figures hidden from the tax authorities.

Extract folder and cap on the cash register – Disposal of folders in the amount of less than 1000 euros delivered to the collector in the period from 2000 to 2015 also follows an extract approved by column 1 at the end of 2018. Installment for those who declared but did not pay, did not declare, received an assessment notice or is already in a dispute with the tax authorities – on advances of the Deputy Minister of Finance Maurice Leo – instead, they are very reminiscent of those introduced over the years by Renzi, Gentiloni, and then Conte. Always with disappointing results for the Treasury. Also, Renzi (2016) also dates the latest increase in the cash ceiling from €1,000 to €3,000, which, according to the Bank of Italy, increased the share of the illegal economy.

Pensions – Soundless Matthew Salvini who continued to push for a very expensive quota of 41, in the pension sector, the majority preferred a new one-off: only in 2023 it will be possible to leave work with 41 years of contributions and at least 62 years old, i.e. called “quota 103”. Intervention of a minimal scale, given that the potential audience does not reach 50 thousand people. However, it is clear that this is a natural continuation of the quota of 100 people introduced by Conte 1 and the quota of 102 people chosen by Draghi’s CEO for this year. At the same time, with curious modifications (advantages depending on the number of children), the Women’s version introduced in 2004 by the government of Berlusconi II was expanded. And the wanted social Monkey will be revived too Gentiloni in 2017.

Work vouchers – Starting January 1, vouchers will be returned to pay agricultural and domestic workers, as well as catering and accommodation workers. A big leap back towards even more insecurity. It was the Berlusconi IV government that introduced them for the first time in Italy, implementing one of the provisions of the Biaggi law of 2003. They were intended to expose undeclared work, but quickly turned into what the former president of INPS Tito Boeri set the final frontier dangerous“. They were abolished in 2017 to prevent their cancellation due to universal acceptance with referendum moving forward VGIL.

Social card – Another legacy of the Berlusconi era is what Meloni called a “spending savings card” for low-income people. As far as we understand, this is an increase (by 500 million) of donations that fund the social or shopping card, also introduced in 2008: it costs 40 euros per month, it can be used to buy groceries. or pay medical expenses and bills, and today is reserved for over 65 years old and to parents children under 3 years old with Isee less than 7120 euros. Also already in effect conventions with shops, supermarket chains, bars and restaurants available for a 5% discount on goods bought with cards: so even the announced request to merchants to “calm down prices for the people in greatest distress” seems new for some major assets .

Source: II Fatto Quotidiano

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