Madrid brings 6,000 million to the rest of communities: more than any other and the triple that Catalonia

No other community contributes both to the rest of the territories and Madrid does. In fact, only three regions are contributing, and of them Balearic Islands

Madrid brings 6,000 million to the rest of communities: more than any other and the triple that Catalonia

No other community contributes both to the rest of the territories and Madrid does. In fact, only three regions are contributing, and of them Balearic Islands barely reaches 462 million. The following is Catalonia, with about 2,000 million and finally there is the Community of Madrid, which reaches 6,000 million, that is, the triple that Catalonia.

The eloquent and very appropriate data certifies the source angel, director of the Foundation of Studies of Applied Economy (FEDEA) and one of the largest experts and connoisseurs of the autonomous financing system. It does so in a report published yesterday and relative to the liquidation of 2019, which is the last year available, and in which it also exposes the following: "The system provides the minor income communities, above its tax revenues , for an amount of almost 19,000 million euros. These resources come in part from the State (which contributes about 10,300 million euros in net terms) and in part of the communities with greater income per capita (Madrid, Catalonia and Balearic Islands) they contribute Another 8,500 million. Contributions to leveling suppose around 10% of the autonomous tax revenues in Catalonia and Baleares and almost 25% in Madrid. "

The perceptions of these resources are the rest of 12 communities, being Andalusia the most receiving community: 5,246 million. Canarias, on the other hand, reaches 3,500 million, Galicia exceeds the 2,000, and Castile and León, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura are around 1,500 million. The rest of the regions is already below 1,000 million.

"On the side of the receiving communities, revenues on this way exceed 20% of homogeneous tax revenues in ten cases and are particularly important in the Canary Islands, where more than half of total revenues," explains the report.

The document of the source is published after the President of the Generalitat Valencian, Ximo Puig, asked for a special tax for Madrid and the Social Security Minister José Luis Escrivá, supported him. In addition, in an interview granted to the world, the Minister of Hacienda, Vicent Soler, deepened in that same proposal and affirmed that Madrid "must distribute" what, in the opinion of him, has gained thanks to the rest of the communities.

The Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, later disavowed both Escrivá and Puig, affirming that a figure of this kind "is not in the government's agenda nor will it be." But, in any case, the Fedea document is very revealing since it puts figures to a debate that is not always transparent and that is attempting politicize. "And besides, the State also collects much money in Madrid with which it finances spending throughout the country," adds from the source. This last point seems very complicated to estimate, but it is equally very relevant.

The source itself has also referred on other occasions to the alleged tax paradise that is Madrid and the fiscal dumping in which, according to Montero itself, it incurs. "Not [is a tax paradise], among other things because Madrid does not have a mattress that allows you to download tax without pain. Its adjusted per capita financing, before rising or lowering types, is in the average of the common regime communities. And so legitimate is the strategy to download taxes and manage with less money and somewhat worse services, which contrary to upload taxes in exchange for more services. It is a political option, not a moral issue, "he explains this diary in an interview does Just a few months.

However, the government, and in this there is a clear common position, maintains the discourse that Madrid carries out a disloyal low competition with the rest of the territories. And for that reason, it is determined to apply a homogenization that introduces minimum types in the assigned taxes. That measure, the fiscal experts warn, can clash with the autonomic tax independence collected in the Constitution.

Updated Date: 09 August 2021, 07:45

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