The expected extension of the Super bonus to 110 percent arrives. But in the middle. They will be able to take advantage of the tax relief also in 2023 only condominiums. No extension, therefore, for villas, detached houses, single-family buildings and functionally independent ones. One way to cut the costs of the extension. According to ENEA data, at the end of September there were just over 6,000 condominiums that had approved works, compared to almost 40,000 single-family buildings. The other incentives for renovations (50 per cent for building and 65 per cent for efficiency improvements that are not part of the superbonus) will also be confirmed. The renewal, this time, will not be just for one year, but for three. One way to give certainty to the sector. The novelties of the maneuver do not concern only the deductions for renovations. On the contrary. The thorniest chapter remains that of pensions.
In the budget document unanimously approved yesterday, it was decided to set aside only the funds for the aftermath Quota 100. The mechanism is still under discussion. The proposal brought by the Minister of the Treasury Daniele Franco, provides that starting from January next year it is possible to retire with 64 years of age and 38 of contributions. After Quota 100, in short, there would be Quota 102. It would last one or two years and would involve only 50,000 people in all. Then we would move to Quota 104, that is 66 years and 38 of contributions to leave the job. In practice, the “almost return” to Fornero. A step that the League considers unacceptable. And for this he pushes to apply this mechanism only to the workers of the Public Administration, leaving Quota 100 alive for the others. In short, the knot remains unresolved for now.
A compromise, on the other hand, was found on Citizenship Income. The budget for next year has been increased by one billion. It will go from just under eight billion to almost nine. However, the tool will be revisited. There will be a tightening on access. Preventive checks will be introduced to prevent people without qualifications from gaining access to the subsidy. Also on the front of active labor policies, the mechanism will change. From the second rejection of a job offer, the Income Check will be cut.
THE OTHER CHAPTERS
Tax chapter. As for pensions in the Draft Budgetary Document sent to Brussels, only one figure has been inserted: 8 billion. How this sum will translate into a tax cut is still up for debate. The most accredited hypothesis remains that of a reduction in the rate of 38% which affects incomes between 28 thousand and 55 thousand euros. But there are other issues on the table. As a compensation for those who will lose something in the transition from deductions to the new single allowance for children that will start on January 1st. There is also a new stop to plastic and the sugar tax. There will then be a new allocation of one billion euros to contain the expensive bills. The reform of the electricity bill remains on the table, with the passage of system charges from the household energy account to general taxation. Two billion more billions come to Healthcare to stabilize doctors and nurses hired during Covid and to cut waiting lists. Finally, the Ministry of Development obtained a refinancing for the TV bonus and for that of the decoders.
Income. Next year it will cost 9 billion
No cuts in citizenship income. On the contrary. Next year, the subsidy will have a dowry of one billion euros higher than what was spent in 2021. The allocation will go from 7.6 billion (to which the 200 million allocated in the tax decree must be added) to 8.8 billion. In the control room, however, the government would have committed itself to a profound revision of the instrument. A revision that will pass through a tightening of controls and greater constraints on the check. Income recipients who refuse the second job offer will have the amount of the subsidy reduced.
State. No more premium cap
In the budget law there is also a state chapter. The ceiling on government funds used to disburse bonuses and allowances to employees will be eliminated. The cap, in force since 2017, set the maximum amount of these administrative funds at the amount allocated in 2016. It hasn’t moved since then. The release will also serve to speed up negotiations on the renewal of the contract between the government and the unions. Not only. The government will also put new funds on the table to rewrite the professional system. The contract provides for the creation of a fourth area and a new structuring of the other three old functional areas.
Health. Another two billion for treatments and vaccines
The National Health Fund will be strengthened with an additional allocation of € 2 billion. Therefore, it would go from the current 122 billion euros to 124 billion in 2022, and then rise again to 126 in 2023. The increase in endowments would be used above all for innovative drugs and to finance the purchase of Covid vaccines. On the table there is also the stabilization of 66,000 doctors and nurses hired on a fixed-term basis during the Covid emergency. Other funds could be used to reduce waiting lists. In the budget law of a year ago, the allocation for this item was 500 million euros.
Shock absorbers. The Cig will be universal
The reorganization of the social safety nets was one of the first measures launched by the Orlando government but despite the push, the package of measures has long stalled on the financial resources chapter. The creation of a truly universal instrument of protection which, in the event of job loss, also guarantees self-employed workers and employees of very small companies costs about 8 billion euros. With a lower cost, a simpler extension of the current redundancy fund could be implemented. Also on the agenda is the reform of active policies to boost employment in the restart phase
Birth rate. Fathers leave for ten days
Parental leave for fathers will be definitively 10 days. The rule will be included in the Budget Law. The novelty, strongly desired by Italia Viva, emerged during yesterday’s control room. The days of parental leave for fathers have been steadily increasing for several years now. In 2017 they were taken from two to four days. The following year, in 2018, the days of parental leave went from four to five. Then in 2019, again with the budget law, they were increased to seven. For this year, however, ten days of parental leave have been provided. In the maneuver this period will be made definitive.
Tax. The reduction starts from the personal income tax
The chapter on tax cuts is one of the most delicate. A fund of 8 billion will be included in the maneuver to reduce the tax burden. Seven billion will be fresh resources, while one billion is already in budget trends. The government’s intention is to use the money to cut the income tax of the middle class, that is to soften the staircase that brings the rate from 27% to 38% for incomes ranging from 28 thousand to 55 thousand euros. The most popular hypothesis, at the moment, is a two-point reduction in the rate of 38%. The companies are clamoring for the abolition of IRAP, as foreseen by the fiscal delegation. For now, however, there may be only the cancellation of the contributions for the family allowance.
Building bonuses. For the renewal facades hanging in the balance
An extension of the 110 percent superbonus to 2023, but limited to condominiums and public housing institutes, thus excluding single-family homes and villas. For the other building bonuses, the 50% tax credit and the 65% tax credit for renovations and energy requalification, it is expected to be confirmed for three years, while at the moment there is no extension of the facade bonus to 90%. For the superbonus, in short, it is half good news. It was precisely the “villas” in the first part that led to the incentive, due to the greater difficulty of the condominiums in deliberating the work. Only after the simplification decrees did the latter also depart.
Tampon tax. Down the VAT on sanitary pads
There have been parliamentary battles over the so-called «tampon tax» and even a petition on change.org. Now the VAT on sanitary pads should be reduced. The levy will rise from the current 22 percent to 10 percent. The female world has always been fighting against the inclusion of sanitary towels among the products taxed with the ordinary VAT rate. The rate of 4 per cent is that applied to goods considered “essential”. The rate of 22 percent, on the other hand, is the same as for luxury goods. Today, feminine hygiene products, as well as diapers for babies, are subject to the ordinary rate of 22% because they are not considered basic necessities.
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