Berlusconi promises massive tax refund if elected

PdL vows overhaul at national tax agency, cut penalties

Berlusconi promises massive tax refund if elected

Rome, February 4 - A housing-tax refund worth four billion euros and dramatic changes to Italy's taxation department are possible if ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's Party of Freedom (PdL) is elected this month, a senior spokesman said Monday. "These four billion euros will generate immediate consumption," said Renato Brunetta, a former PdL cabinet minister and one of the party's economic leaders, arguing that the overall value of the refund would be worth up to eight billion euros thanks to a multiplier effect. "That's half a point added to our our gross domestic product". Brunetta proposed "corrective action" for the Italian economy after the national election February 24 and 25. That would include a refund of four billion euros in taxes charged in 2012 on an Italian's principal residence, under the unpopular IMU levy introduced by outgoing premier Mario Monti. A PdL government would also curtail the power of the national tax collection agency as well as reduce penalties and lower interest charges against tardy taxpayers, he said.

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su Gazzetta del Sud online

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

Le altre notizie

i più letti di oggi