The First Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calvio, he unmarked this wednesday of the rTax charge proposed by Vice President Yolanda Díaz for electric companies.
“I ignore these proposals,” she stated during a conference organized by the Apie at the UIMP in collaboration with BBVA when she was directly questioned.
The head of Labor advocated through her personal account on the Twitter social network to raise corporate tax from 25 to 35% for “large energy companies” to increase collection between 1,500 and 2,000 million euros.
In this way, he recovered the proposal of United We Can with the declared intention of Díaz to financesr a series of measures to strengthen the protection of families against runaway inflation.
The Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Maria Jess Montero, declared yesterday reticent to said proposal. In statements to TVE, he stated share the objective that the electric companies contribute to a greater extent to the State coffers for its “exorbitant” benefits, but it has stressed that the tax figures have to have a “real” return and, “sometimes”, the Corporation Tax is not the one that provides the highest return. Montero advocated implementing this tax surcharge at the beginning of the next fiscal year, which starts on January 1.
Calvio, however, sidestepped Díaz’s approach, attributing it to a misunderstanding. “Many times what I see in the media does not correspond to the serious, responsible, technical work that is being done within the Government, with a very clear vision, and that is that youWe have to spread the negative impact fairly of this war and for that we have to avoid or tax the windfall profits of energy companies,” he said.
The economic vice president indicated that the Executive has already been doing it “with iInstruments in the electricity market that are being effective in the market electricity”, betting on “continuing on that same line”. He explained that they are working on “find the instrument, the most appropriate fiscal, financial and legal vehicle to achieve the objective”, assuring that “the Government’s vision is unique, it is clear” and is based on “responsible work at a technical level”.
With the measures implemented, it indicated that it has been achieved lower inflation “between two and three points”, so that it is aligned “with the average of the euro area and below the average of the European Union”.
“Therefore, we are protecting Spanish citizens, workers, the middle classes, also the most affected sectors, the self-employed, in short, because carrying out an effective policy in a very complex international context such as the one we are experiencing”, he defended.
The vice president already announced a few days ago that the cutoff of Russian gas and oil is leading to a rise in prices in international markets, which will require managing with international scenarios of high prices “higher for longer.” To face the situation and help the most vulnerable groups cope with it, the Government will approve a new package of measures this Saturday.