María Jesús Montero, Minister of Finance, this Thursday in Congress There are still no details, but there is already a date. On January 1 the government wants a new “temporary” tax on the rich to come into force. “We have to let the technicians work and when we have something, we will inform them,” explained the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, in the corridors of Congress this Thursday. The Executive still does not give many more details about this new tax but confirms that it will be temporary and that it will be valid for two years. “We are working on something temporary because hopefully soon Putin will withdraw from Ukraine,” argued Montero. The minister also did not want to explain whether the new tax will be included in the new state budgets, but she does confirm that it will be “linked to the entry into force of January 1, but we’ll see why not everything can go in the budgets. We want it to come into into force as soon as possible. The General State Budgets may include modifications to the existing tax figures, but not contemplate the creation of a new tax. “As has happened with energy and banking taxes (currently being processed in Congress), we will work on a formula temporary and later the circumstances will say if it is necessary or not to extend it”, said the minister. Who exactly are those rich people who will be asked to pay more taxes? “Rich are the millionaires,” Montero replied during an interview on the program ‘Al Rojo Vivo’ on the Sixth. “We are talking about a population that does not exceed 1%.” He calls it “irresponsible” that Murcia imitates MadridOn the other hand, the head of the Treasury has called it “enormous irresponsibility” that another community, in this case Murcia, follows in Madrid’s wake after the announcement this week by Andalusia to abolish the Tax on Patrimony. In addition, Montero has criticized that this “fiscal gift” is made in a community that occupies the last positions of health or educational investment, something that he considers “hard to admit at a time of crisis in which citizens are having such a hard time wrong”.
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