Based on the tightening of sanitary measures in the framework of the global pandemic caused by covid19, a project was presented in the provincial Legislature to generate tax benefits for some of the worst hit sectors, such as party halls, cinemas and theaters.
“Argentina has one of the economies hardest hit in the world by the pandemic and Tucumán was no exception. In the last year some 500 stores were closed and some 10,000 jobs were lost, only counting those registered. The situation is chaotic and needs measures urgent concrete ones. We need to act now to avoid that they go bankrupt “, warned its author, the legislator José María Canelada.
The proposal consists of the exemption of payment of taxes on Public Health, taxes on stamps, tax on Gross Income and Real Estate Tax, if this had not been paid in advance. In addition, it is proposed to suspend the operating rates related to the provision of alcoholic beverages from the IPLA and payment facilities to totally or partially cancel debts or infractions. The goal is for benefits to be retroactive from April 1.
“This situation aggravated the economic stagnation that Tucumán has been experiencing for a decade. We are talking about thousands of families who today live in the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen to their jobs, if they are going to be able to support their homes. Already in the first wave, businesses and jobs have been left on the road. If the recipe in this second wave will be the same, we can only hope that the results will be catastrophic. We need a province covering and taking care of employers and employees ” Canelada pointed out about the project, which was accompanied by the signature of the legislator Jose Ricardo Ascárate.