Union government, on tax reform there is a clash: the disputed measures

Union government, on tax reform there is a clash: the disputed measures

On tax reform there is a split between the government and the trade unions. Received at Palazzo Chigi by Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti and his deputy Maurizio Leo, 48 hours after the go-ahead in the Council of Ministers, CGIL, CISL and UIL criticize the government's measures "because they favor high incomes" and above all the method: we were involved, they described the delegation to us without listening to our proposals». The government and trade unions speak two different languages, and the draft reform has had the effect of reuniting the union front. Even the CISL, in fact, says it is ready to mobilize with the CGIL and UIL if the government goes its own way alone.

The attack by the CISL
«We need to speed up discussions on social security, pensions, health and safety, non-self-sufficiency, the revival of investments and job stability. If the government responds to our demands and our priorities in the coming days, fine, otherwise we are ready to evaluate together with the CGIL and UIL the mobilization initiatives to be put in place in support of our reasons», says the secretary of the CISL, Luigi Sbarra, at the end of the meeting at Palazzo Chigi.

CGIL: Government favors high incomes
«It's a problem of method and merit, the match didn't go well. There was a description of the delegation within 48 hours of the Council of Ministers, that's not exactly right”, attacks Gianna Fracassi, deputy general secretary of the CGIL, present at the table with the executive. «The taxman is not a partisan issue, it concerns the whole country, especially since the unions have presented a unitary platform on this. There has been no involvement and we do not agree either on the reduction of the three personal income tax rates because it favors high incomes, or on the flat tax, which is outside the progressive dimension envisaged by the Constitution. We are not absolutely happy and satisfied», adds Fracassi.

Uil: 20 billion recovered go to workers
"We think it's time to give an answer to the workers, in the meantime using the 20 billion recovered by the Revenue Agency to intervene on purchasing power", says Pierpaolo Bombardieri, general secretary of Uil, who adds: "We refer to the Constitution when he talks about progressivity, and we continue to maintain that in this period there is a world that is suffering, that of work, with workers who have lost purchase value. We need to answer them first."

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The government defends itself
Thursday will be the day of the go-ahead for the tax delegation bill, "it will be a provision that will operate at 360 degrees", underlines the deputy minister for the economy Maurizio Leo, who adds: "It will intervene on all taxes, Irpef, Ires, VAT, Irap, and will review all the procedures, from the assessment to the collection, from the trial to the sanctions ». The exponent of the Brothers of Italy does not give weight to the doubts of the CGIL: "When Landini sees all the rules for employee work, he will change his mind, there are so many things for employee work". The goal, Leo insists, is "to trace a valid path to re-found a system characterized by greater simplicity, fairness, and respectful of the loyal ability to pay". At the center of the delegation is the review of the subsidies, a key operation to guarantee the coverage of the provision, given that the reform could cost between 5 and 10 billion. A new system that is simple and efficient, says the director of the Revenue Agency Ernesto Maria Ruffini, during a hearing in the Senate, "cannot do without the reorganization of tax expenditures". The rationalization of the 626 tax expenditures, he continues, "is not only aimed at recovering financial resources to be allocated to other objectives, such as the reduction of the tax burden for individuals, but also and above all as a tool for correcting the main anomalies of the tax system, and therefore guarantee greater equity in the overall tax levy".

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