The Government includes in the Budgets of 2022 an increase in the quota of the self-employed. The minimum contribution base will be 960.60 euros and the rate 30.60%, which will mean an increase of 96 euros per year. The fee to be paid on a minimum basis will be 294 euros. The rise in the price will apply to more than 1.8 million self-employed people who trade on this basis. The increase in collection for Social Security will be about 173 million euros.
The draft Law on General State Budgets for 2022, approved last week by the Council of Ministers, also sets the maximum contribution base, which stands at 4,139.40 euros.
The self-employed oppose
Self-employed organizations have shown their surprise and outrage at what they consider to be one more burden at an economically sensitive time.
“From UPTA we consider that this government decision is not correct, since in 2021 the implementation of the new contribution system based on real income has been repeatedly announced”, its President Eduardo Abad has assured: “It is inconceivable, We do not give credit to the laziness with which we are being treated in the tax sphere. We do not understand the repeated refusal of the Ministries of Economy and Finance to put a stop to one of the greatest fiscal injustices suffered by the group of self-employed workers. It is also surprising that no political party has taken a single step to try to solve it, only ERC has presented a non-law proposal on this matter. This refusal, which they sold as an authentic achievement from the previous government, has been a hair for the self-employed, and those who now have the responsibility of governing or supporting the current government, have a moral debt that we demand to be fulfilled, “he said.
From ATA, its president Lorenzo Amor, has also criticized the forms and the decision of the Executive: “There has been no prior consultation of the increase in the contribution bases as it should be mandatory. Without dialogue, there will be an additional 60 euros a year for freelancers and 76 euros for self-employed companies. It will mean an increase in the quota between 36 euros and 149 euros per year for self-employed individuals and between 44 euros and 149 euros for corporate. There is no doubt that this is not the best time to increase the quotas for self-employed persons. “says Amor.