Amnesty for those who have not paid taxes in 2022 and extension of the Irpef exemption for farmers. But only for those with lower incomes. Here are the two most important innovations of the Milleproroghe decree, expected in the vote of confidence on February 19th. The measure is currently being examined by the House Budget Committee, where the amendments are being voted on.
It now appears certain, by will of the government, the reopening of the terms of the special voluntary repentance, a mechanism that allows those who have submitted an incorrect tax return and thus failed to pay the taxes correctly, to get back into compliance spontaneously by correcting the error, honoring the debt and thus enjoying the reduction to one eighteenth of the fine. Currently this opportunity is offered for incomes accrued by 2021 but Palazzo Chigi will extend the option to 2022. Another hot topic is that of farmers. In this case the government’s orientation is to limit the end of the Irpef exemption for agricultural income, as mentioned, to workers with lower incomes.
And we are thinking about the possibility of an amendment in this sense within the Milleproroghe decree. But on the other hand, the executive claims what has already been done for the sector with the increase in overall funds in the budget maneuver. From the majority it is also observed that the total cost of the Irpef exemption, 250 million, was very costly for the State compared to the actual profit, especially on medium and small businesses. In short, we will proceed only if the necessary resources are actually found. Confirmations on the Scrapping quater front.
The idea being studied is to give taxpayers until February 28 to pay the first two installments, which expired on October 31 and November 30, 2023, and thus be readmitted to the amnesty. The legislation provides that the benefits of the facilitated definition cease to exist in the event of omitted, insufficient or late (more than 5 days) payment. Already in December with the advances decree, the executive had granted a mini-reopening of the deadlines, until December 18, to pay the amount due without penalties or late payment interest. There are three million taxpayers who have applied for the quater scrappage, with the possibility of paying in a single solution (by 31 October 2023) or in a maximum of 18 consecutive installments: the first two, the largest, are 10% of the entire sum; the subsequent ones (with deadlines 28 February, 31 May, 31 July and 30 November of each year) of the same amount. On many other fronts, it remains to be seen which amendments the centre-right will focus on with proposals that are not guaranteed to find the approval of the entire majority such as that of FI regarding the facilitations for the return of footballers to Italy or the extension of the spending review for the Ponte club on the Strait to 2027 proposed by the League. Among the proposals that have the greatest chance of finding an approval is the bipartisan one which provides for the extension of the reduced VAT for third sector entities.
Just as the green light for the refinancing of the fund for eating disorders to which there is a commitment from the ministry is a given. Also to be understood is the fate of the amendment which provides for the possibility for medical and healthcare managers to remain in service up to 72 years of age with a role in training and tutoring younger staff. The green light is likely to be given to the extension of the criminal shield for white coats. Any agreement will however also have to pass through the scrutiny of the Mef which has repeatedly made clear the need to carry forward non-onerous proposals.