MADRID, 4 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Official State Gazette (BOE) has published this Tuesday the bill that renews the quota of the Basque Country for the five-year period 2022-2026, which sets a provisional contribution from the Basque Country to the State for the base year at 1,472 million euros, in addition to of the modifications of the Basque Concert and the Economic Agreement with Navarra, with the agreement of new taxes.
After its processing in the Cortes, the BOE already includes these three renewals of the laws that were negotiated bilaterally between the central government and the Basque and Navarrese Executives in different commissions.
The bill to modify the Economic Agreement with the Basque Country states that the Basque Treasuries will begin to manage new taxes, such as the special tax on Non-Reusable Plastic Containers or the Temporary Tax on Solidarity of Great Fortunes, as established in the Mixed Commission held on December 27.
As for the Agreement with Navarra, it includes the settlement of the tax on banks and energy companies and the tax on non-reusable plastic containers, with which the Provincial Government plans to collect a total of 104 million euros in 2023 and 2024.
In the case of the new tax on large fortunes that will be applied in the State, Navarra will assume it with its own regulations, but it will not be applied in practice, since in the Foral Community the Heritage tax will continue to be in force.
Regarding the temporary taxes on energy companies and financial entities, Navarra will receive 1.6% of the volume of income generated in the whole of Spain in 2023 and 2024. In addition, the Autonomous Community will fully assume the definition and management of State aid that are financed with the collection of both taxes.
As for the Basque quota, the renewal of the five-year law stems from the meeting of the Mixed Commission between the central Executive and that of the Basque Country, where it was established that the imputation index would be maintained at 6.24%, and sets a provisional contribution from the Basque Country to the State for the base year at 1,472 million euros.
In any case, the new quota methodology for the 2022-2026 five-year period is given with an amount very similar to the amount that the Basque Country was currently paying to the State with the previous five-year period. Of course, in this base quota the assessment of active employment policies is not integrated as an assumed burden, which is implemented annually as compensation for the liquid quota to be paid to the State.
The final amounts are divided into the net quota for 2021 (1,403 million euros), financial compensation (definitive 2021 and provisional 2022) and assessment of active employment policies (definitive 2021 and provisional 2022).C