Four out of every five Spaniards reject tolls on the highways, raise the income tax and raise the quota for the self-employed , three elements that are part of the Government’s plans and that, according to the DYM survey for 20 minutes , face a broad reply. If we compare those who approve and suspend each tax , the measure that generates the most rejection is the rise to the self-employed (there is a difference of 77.5 points between those who suspend and approve the rise), followed by personal income tax (74.8) and payment on the road network (with a negative balance of 71.5 points).
80% of Spaniards are against tolls and increases in personal income tax already autonomous
The Minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá , recently proposed in a draft sent to the social agents to increase the quotas for the self-employed with incomes of more than 22,000 euros a year, and last month the reform plan agreed with Brussels to change of recovery funds, which opens the door to collect on the highways from 2024. In addition, in the 2021 Budgets an increase in personal income tax was introduced for incomes above 200,000 euros.
Other uploads would also be unpopular. 74.2%, for example, refuse to increase taxes on inheritance or donations , a possibility that the Government has also considered when opening the door to “harmonize” the taxes between different autonomies. It is the same percentage that opposes raising the tax on fuel , as the Government also intends.
Lower rejection generates, on the other hand, the possibility of raising equity (61.9% against), eliminating the reduced VAT of some products (56.6%) and raising the type of companies (54%). In any case, many more oppose these measures than support them.
The tax on alcohol and tobacco, the only ‘popular’ increase
Of all the taxes, there is only one whose rise would be welcomed by those surveyed: the tax on alcohol and tobacco , which 44.2% would “totally” or “quite agree” on raising, while 23.1 % would agree “somewhat” and 31.1% would reject it. The Government is also considering raising these taxes, both to increase collection and to discourage consumption.
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Despite the generalized rejection, relevant differences are observed according to the electorates. The voters of PP and Vox are the least likely to pay more taxes, while those of United We are the least reject this possibility .
Due to taxes, those of the PP are the ones who most oppose increases in companies, fuel, assets or the self-employed, while those of Vox are the most reject the tolls on highways and the increases in VAT and alcohol and tobacco. Those of Cs are the ones that least support an increase in personal income tax.