Cosensa – If last year The tax burden in Italy reached an all-time high of 43.5% of GDP1In On the other hand, 2022 is destined to fall to 43.1%. As a result, on June 7 (one day before the event in 2021) Italians celebrate the long-awaited Liberation Day (or “Tax Independence Day”).. In other words, more than 5 months after the start of 2022 (equivalent to 157 working days, including Saturdays and Sundays), the average Italian taxpayer will stop working to pay all tax liabilities for the year (Irpef, Imu, VAT, Tari). , Various additional taxes, IRAP, IRES, social security contributions, etc.) and from June 7 he will start earning for himself and his family. This is what comes out of CGIA’s study office in Mesotre, they say The explanation of this “counter” is a pure theoretical exercise; However, this analysis is interesting because it gives an idea of how terribly high taxes and contributions from Italian taxpayers are compared to the results of other European countries.
Il The record level of tax burden in 2021 is not due to an increase in the levy imposed on households and businesses last year, but to GDP growth. (+6.6 per cent) This led to a significant increase in revenue (-9 per cent) after the vertical decline recorded in 2020. By 2022, the tax burden and economic growth will be about 3 percent, but will decrease by 0.4 percentage points. This will happen thanks to the reduction in taxes and contributions decided by the Draghi government. The key measures approved last year were: the IRPEF reform (66.4 billion in resources) and the elimination of workers’ contribution of 0.8 percentage points.
Employees with a total monthly salary of less than 2,692 euros (-1.1 billion euros) and deductions from individual IRAP payments (-1 billion euros).
Looking at the reconstructed time range up to 1995, the The first day of tax release was 20053 . At the time, the tax burden was 39 percent, with Italian taxpayers arriving on May 23 (142 working days) to clear all tax deadlines. Always observing the calendar, we recorded the most “late” in 2021, as mentioned above, when the tax burden reached a historic record of 43.5 percent, and as a result, the “tax release date” was changed to June 8. .
Of the big players in the European Union, only France has a bigger tax than us.
Compared to other European countries, the result is not particularly exciting. In 2020 (the last year comparable to EU countries), Italian taxpayers worked for the tax authorities until June 5 (approximately 157 working days), which is 4 days longer than the national average. The euro area, on the other hand, is 6, compared to the average of 27 countries, including the European Union. Compared to our main economic rivals in the Italian “Tax Independence Day”, S.C.The extra days required to pay taxes are only in France (+19), Everyone else was able to celebrate the financial release in advance. For example, in Germany, it happened 5 days earlier than in Italy, 11 in the Netherlands and 20 in Spain. The holiest country is Ireland; With a tax burden of 20.7 per cent, Irish taxpayers are fulfilling their tax liabilities in just 76 working days, March 16: 81 days before our tax Independence Day, they begin to work on their own.
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