“That’s why our answers don’t talk about amnesty”



Andrea De Bertoldi – Picture by Ansa Foto

At the microphone of iNews24, Andrea De Bertoldi, deputy of the Brothers of Italy, on the interventions that the government will implement, aimed at fiscal peace and the collection of tax bills.

One of the challenges of tax peace is the collection of tax bills.
“It must certainly correspond to a real problem: the significant and excessive consistency of the tax stock which poses a problem if only in the management of collection operations”;

How will it be treated?
“This problem will have to be solved by cleaning up the files. On many of them – especially those over ten years old – various attempts at recovery were made, all unsuccessful. Almost with certainty we can say that they will not bring recovery. The first problem is this”;

There are others ?
“The other aspect is that the pandemic and the crisis that we are going through have caused difficulties for families and businesses, so situations of non-payment may have accumulated, not because of bad will but because objective difficulties”;

Will there be an “amnesty”?
“Our majority said it during the election campaign and are trying to include it in the next budgetary maneuver: we want to give an answer that is not an amnesty. We do not want to subscribe to the tax at all, but to go in the direction, in particular towards those who have had problems in recent years, who envisage the payment of tax with a significant delay and a net reduction in penalties and interest . This is the main aspect”;

How will you act against ten-year tax bills?
“In the case of ten-year invoices – which we all know will be in vain and will come to nothing – it will be necessary to study hypotheses that will allow them to be eliminated from the tax warehouse, without neglecting the control activities and verification of the persons concerned. We will have to find a form, and we are studying it, which, in the clearance of files for which several unsuccessful recovery interventions have been carried out, maintain the possibility of financial evaluations by the Agency Revenue or the Guardia di Finanza against the holders of these Records “;

Does fiscal peace essentially consist of this?
“Fiscal peace is a very broad concept. The first emergency is surely that of invoices, both to make the collection agency more operational, which is now inundated with a mass of tax invoices, and to give answers to honest citizens who cannot pay in These conditions. So with the fiscal peace we will allow the State to recover its credit over time, without “killing” the taxpayer “”;

What other interventions are planned?
“It will be possible to study formulas to improve the deflationary tools of litigation, of industrious repentance, judicial conciliation, membership: all these tools could be simplified and made usable by the taxpayer thanks to longer and fewer penalties, in order to restore a correct relationship between the taxpayer and the public administration. Thus the State collects what is due to it and the citizen can pay what he honestly owes: a mutual benefit, but never a tax amnesty. It’s just about meeting longer payment terms, with benefits in reducing penalties and interest in order to be able to pay taxes”;

Are there any interventions on current taxes?
“It’s a whole other chapter. During the legislature we will certainly talk about tax reform that the left has not been able to do. We have certainly planned to do it but it will not be part of this budgetary maneuver. Now, we will try to take important measures, in view of fiscal peace and interventions on the tax wedge, to give benefits to citizens and workers”;

Bigger revenue cuts to finance the Flat Tax: that seems closer.
“Right now we are working on that. But in this phase, we will intervene on emergencies: energy, tax wedge and fiscal peace and certain interventions such as the incremental flat tax. Reform will come later.

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