With the arrival of the 2022 Income campaign, which begins on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, taxpayers must clear up doubts: Individual or joint declaration? What are the sections of the IRPF? How does having received an inheritance affect me?... Another decision to make is the final destination of part of the taxes. There are four options: for social purposes, for the Catholic Church, for both, or for general purposes in the General State Budget. It is time to correctly mark the corresponding box to ensure where the 0.7% of the taxes will be allocated.
According to data provided by Spanish NGOs, 53% of taxpayers checked the Solidarity X box in the last 2021 Income campaign, which made it possible to collect 425 million euros, 35.5 million more than in the previous year.
It should be noted that whatever the checked box is, even if both are checked, no more will be paid in income tax (IRPF) nor will the refund vary in the declaration.
The Tax Agency informs that in the drafts of the 2022 Income Statement, the boxes selected in the past fiscal year are automatically marked, although the assignment of the box can be modified during the confirmation process of this statement. Likewise, in the case of new taxpayers or if in the past year they were not required to submit a tax return, they will be promptly informed in order to exercise their right to select the box they deem most appropriate to declare their contribution.
0.7% of the tax is allocated to the operation and financial support of the Catholic Church. As a guideline and according to 2020 data from the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), the Church allocates most of the money collected to finance the dioceses in Spain (79%), as well as to pay the Social Security of the priests (9%), to contributions from Diocesan Caritas (2.4%), to training centers (2%), to rehabilitation projects and construction of temples (1.6%) and to carry out pastoral activities (1.2%) .
By marking the so-called Solidarity X, you contribute 0.7% of the taxpayer's taxes to support the elderly in residences and day centers; to people with physical or intellectual disabilities; to homeless people; to eradicate gender violence or support gender identity; to the labor integration of women, young people and families or to Cooperation and Development projects, among others. From the Xsolidaria.org website you can consult all the social programs and projects that receive contributions from taxpayers.
The distribution of the money raised is the responsibility of the State through calls for subsidies managed by different ministries (Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda; Foreign Affairs, European Union and Spanish Cooperation or Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge).
You can check the box for social purposes (106) and the Church (105) at the same time. In this case, a double aid is computed, since the Treasury adds 0.7% of the X Solidaria and 0.7% of the Church, that is, 1.4% of the personal income tax presented.
If no box is checked, 0.7% will go to general State collection, without the taxpayer being able to decide where that percentage will be applied.
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