The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, and the Councillor for Finance, Bartholomew Pallares, have reported the reform and amendment of tax ordinances to "freeze, reducing and municipal taxes, which will concentrate on subsidies Contribution large families, unemployed people, disabled and retired at the same time realize the drop in tax Motor Vehicle.
This measure, which will be presented to the full City Council, is covered in the budgets for the forthcoming year, in which is currently working the government team, which mainly will go to the social protection for the most disadvantaged families municipality and the revitalization of the economic situation through support to productive sectors and business of the municipality.
In this sense, Pallares has announced a series of measures which will impact positively on the pockets of totaneros, such as lowering the tax on Motor Vehicle between 7 and 9 percent.
Thus, the receipts of the "seal of the car and buses will be reduced its size by 4 percent, tractors and farm machinery and freight vehicles by 10 percent and mopeds by 5 percent.
In the same vein, the Council of Totana keep the tax rebate Facilities, Buildings and Works (ICIO) to 50 percent for the construction of subsidized housing, and expand 40 percent to facilitate access to buyers housing in the municipality.
On the other hand, the tax bill (IBI) will freeze, maintaining the same rate (0.78 percent) than at the beginning of term in 2007.
In this regard, the mayor reported that over two years this bill has been an increase due to tax rate and the cadastral revision, a measure that applied at the time the PSOE and IU coalition, which has a term of 2001-2011.
In this sense, subsidies will be maintained between 40 and 60 percent to numerous relatives, and the reduction of 50 percent of IBI during the early years of the acquisition of VPO housing.
So, the mayor of Totana noted that the City is making an effort not to raise these taxes and said that will try to keep the same tax rate applying to the National Government not to implement the cadastral revision for 2010 and 2011, extending this up and giving citizens a break until the crisis was paralyzing.
To this end, requested the support of political forces and the need to "join forces together to politicians not to continue rising."
With regard to the rate of municipal solid waste collection and waste business tax also be frozen and the water bill, which will apply only rise in the rate as required and to impose the Commonwealth Taibilla Channels under the Ministry of the Environment, Marine and Rural.
They will also provide subsidies equivalent to the amount of the tax rates on real estate tax to compensate and assist local farmers to cover the amounts of receipts and keep the bonus of up to 50% for construction, installation or works relating to social housing.
With all this variety of measures, the mayor reported that the City will raise around 360,000 euros per year, which will save cash for totaneros.
On the other hand, Martínez Andreo has announced a series of objectives which will be listed in the 2010 budget, as the commitment to the development of tourism in the county with the enhancement of La Bastida, and investments by the figure of 1,200 .000 euros in La Santa to build infrastructure for therapeutic purposes.
Finally, claimed a greater share of local government in state taxes, from 10 to 25 percent, and the payment of the historic debt of National Government to the municipality, which stood at 25 million euros.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana: Fotos: Totana.com