Montero does not rule out an agreement with the PP to approve the tax on banks and electricity companies

Most believe that many taxes are paid in Spain and that there is excessive tax fraud

41% of Spaniards consider that pay a lot of taxesand 90% think that there is “a lot” or “quite a lot” fiscal fraud. This is revealed by the latest study of the Sociological Research Center (CIS), “Public opinion and fiscal policy”, published this Friday.

The results of the CIS also indicate the preference of Spaniards for direct taxes (such as personal income tax), since only 23.5% are inclined towards the indirect ones, with the same kind for all income. This trend can be explained by the generalized perception (79.9%) that taxes “are not collected with Justice”.

The study carried out by the CIS of José Félix Tezanos in 900 municipalities between July 21 and 30 comes just one week after the government announcement of the new banking and energy tax. With the collection of this extraordinary tax, the Government intends to finance measures to fight against inflation.

[El nuevo impuesto gravará con el 1,2% los ingresos de las energéticas y con el 4,8% los intereses de los bancos]

59.4% of the participants affirm, on the other hand, that “taxes are necessary for the provision of public services”. However, more than half of Spaniards consider that society is benefits “little or nothing” of what they pay in taxes, and 62% believe that pay more than you receive.

Thus, the majority of those surveyed consider that they are dedicated very few” resources to public services such as health (71.7%), the scientific investigation (85.2%), the living place (66.3%) or the teaching (57.1%).

Despite this, the operation of public services is “quite satisfactory”, and only the Justice administration (67.7%) and aid to dependent people (56.8%) are qualified as “little or not satisfactory”.

[El CGPJ reclama a Justicia una reunión urgente sobre la denegación de refuerzos a Juzgados colapsados]

On the other hand, 90.3% of Spaniards believe that there is “a lot” or “quite a lot” fiscal fraud. However, 46.5% affirm that “all or almost all” of the people they know declare all their income when making the statement of income.

As culprits, 19.4% point to the richest of “avoiding or minimizing the payment of taxes”, and 18.2% attribute it to the wages, “too low”. In addition, 59.3% accuse the Public administration to make “little or very few efforts to fight tax fraud”.

Source: Elespanol

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