In Spain, 17 million people (63% of employees) do not charge more than $ 1,000 a month.

This February will become effective and the rise of personal income tax recently announced by the new government of Mariano Rajoy, which will subtract on average 20 euros a month to our pay, amount also will double in February to offset the surcharge is not applied in January .

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Wages fall

According to the Union of Technicians of the Ministry of Finance (Gestha), the data may at first seem insignificant, when measured in monthly terms, but things change to see that the reduction will reach 222 euros on average throughout the year, it will affect even the extra pay (whether independent or prorrateradas on the payroll).More than nine million employees who are in the first part of taxable income, equivalent to an average salary of 682 euros per month, hardly affected by this measure, and that retention will rise only about two per month.

But, says the Syndicate, which begin to show more clearly be among the five million workers with monthly incomes in the environment from 1,550 euros, the surcharge will be around 14 euros per month. The next stage, nearly two million employees who charge on average 2,370 euros per month, will cut about 41 euros.The rise in personal income tax will increase progressively as do the worker’s earnings, up to a point at which half the gain of 14,500 euros) will be deducted about 1,350 euros per month.

The main goal average citizen tax collection

However, to the Secretary General of Technical Finance, José Maria Mollinedo, the estimated extra EUR 5.357 million which the government hopes to raise taxes with these two shows that 83.7% state income tax as workers, unemployed, pensioners and self-employed , but the major drawback of this tax is the low participation of capital income (6.6%) and the tremendous avoidance of large fortunes (just 0.7% of taxpayers earn declares more than 120,000 euros a year). That is, is again the ordinary citizen becomes the main tax collection target to reduce the deficit, rather than fraud investigation centering on the very wealthy and corporations, accounting for 71.7% of total evasion, Moilledo clear.

Evaders and fraudsters

Today, says Gestha, the underground economy in Spain amounted to 245,000 million euros, representing 23.3% of GDP, ten points above the average of other neighboring countries such as Germany or France. This translates, calculates the Union of Technicians of the Ministry of Finance, in which taxpayers will pay 830 euros more than their fair share to offset the tax evasion by those operating in the black economy.

Gestha ensures that even according to statistics from the Bank of Spain Spanish guard every 500 euro 2.2 “under a mattress,” the figures “distort” reality, since they are only “a few fraudsters” who monopolize Most of these bills to pay off operations outside of the Treasury, usually large corporations. Gestha explains that this is a sign “unequivocal” of economy consistent with its estimated that about 40% of the money in circulation outside the control of the Treasury, equivalent to more than 200,000 million, a figure very close to economy rate, estimated currently at 23.3% of GDP .

If halving the shadow economy, which is really possible to ensure the Secretary General of the Union of Technicians of Finance if it moves the investigation of the self-employed and SMEs to large enterprises, would be collected about 38,500 million, almost double than it collects the corporate income tax .