IT In Transit. Catalonia is ranked third for the amount it pays in taxes, but is ranked tenth for the amount it receives in return. 24.07.2012
Catalonia is ranked third for the amount it pays in taxes, but is ranked tenth for the amount it receives in return
Catalonia is the third community with the highest level of solidarity in Spain, or said differently, the third to pay the most, but when it comes time to distribute autonomous financing it sits in tenth place for resources received. The fiscal year end statement of 2010 clearly shows that Catalonia pays more than the average and receives below the average, and that the current system of autonomous financing, “the best in history,” as the Catalan tri-party coalition government had called it when they signed it into law, is perpetuating Catalonia’s fiscal deficit with Spain.
The calculations that the technicians from the Department of Economy put together based on the tax statement the Tax ministry made reveals that, by fixing the Spanish average per capita at 100, the Catalans paid an average of 118.5 and received 98.9 in autonomous financing. It is important to remember that the autonomous resources are those preferentially aimed at social spending and essential public services.
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