The square is not there, it has not been found. At the moment the unions - Cgil Cisl and Uil - come out of the confrontation with the government with a no to the system of the tax reform, an unfavorable opinion, both on the merits and "in the method of comparison", while the executive is preparing to bring the enabling bill - Thursday - in the Council of Ministers and will continue the round of meetings with the social partners, Started with the confederations yesterday, with business and trade associations and professional orders, expected today.

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Palazzo Chigi, Government-trade unions meeting on tax reform. The Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance Leo and the Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council Mantovano

Painful points of the meeting at Palazzo Chigi, the "description of the enabling law, 48 hours after the Council of Ministers", complains the CGIL, which also says it disagrees on the merits of the reform: "We do not agree either on the reduction of the three rates, because it favors high and very high incomes - so the deputy secretary general of the CGIL, Gianna Fracassi - nor on the flat tax, which is outside the dimension of progressivity provided for by the Constitution".


Inadequate", the confrontation with the government, also for the CISL, according to which it is necessary to "accelerate the comparison of social security, pensions, health and safety, non-self-sufficiency, relaunch of investments, quality and stability of work". So Luigi Sbarra, who says he is ready to evaluate, together with the other acronyms, "mobilization initiatives".


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"This delegation must face as a priority an epochal turning point in the fight against evasion, a real fight without which there can be no real tax reform", says the UIL, which entering into the merits of the reformulation of the three IRPEF rates says that the executive "does not give an answer to the need to cut the tax wedge, which we must cut by 5 points now, not during the legislature", so the confederal secretary Domenico Proietti.


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The Government's note after the meeting

"The representatives of the Executive have assured the trade unions present maximum openness to dialogue and confrontation throughout the parliamentary process of approval of the delegation and subsequent implementing measures", so in a note Palazzo Chigi, after the meeting with Cgil Cisl Uil, in the statement underlines "the will of the Government to arrive at a reform as concrete and shared as possible". The Government reiterates the intent of the reform aimed at "simplifying obligations, encouraging collaboration with the Tax Office and encouraging the return of capital".


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The "revolution after 50 years"

In the draft law object of the meeting, according to the Government, a "revolution", 50 years after the last comprehensive reform, which dates back to the 70s. In summary, the measure will go from 4 to 3 Irpef brackets, a gradual elimination of IRAP, IRES at two rates, a reorganization of VAT. But in the provision there is also a revision of tax breaks, reduction of litigation between administration and taxpayers and "attraction of foreign capital". These are the main novelties of the Meloni government's tax reform, which will arrive in the Council of Ministers on Thursday.


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The "Flat tax" within the legislature

The objective of the legislature is the flat tax for all, passing through the extension of the so-called "incremental flat tax", to employees.



The new Irpef brackets

There are two hypotheses: 23%, 27% and 43%. Or 23%, 33% and 43%. The resources will come, at least in part, from the revision of the benefits, with a "flat-rate based on income", which will leave - so the government - intact those on mortgages and health expenses. For companies, on the other hand, there will be two IRES rates, with a reduction for income destined for investments and new employment to which the rationalization or elimination of current tax credits will correspond.


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One of the other measures - already promoted with flying colors by companies - is the gradual overcoming of IRAP (starting with small companies), shared by all. Traders and consumers, on the other hand, are looking above all at the reorganization of VAT rates. The delegation does not explain what it consists of but the Deputy Minister of the Economy, Maurizio Leo, spoke of the possibility of zero rate (as was the case of Covid vaccines) for bread, pasta or milk. Another objective is to eliminate stamp duty - mortgage and cadastral - but also special cadastral taxes and mortgage taxes, which are to be replaced with a single tax "possibly in a fixed amount".

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Collections: 120 instalments

For collection, the objective is a gradual overcoming of the role and simplified access to forms of installments with 120 installments. The penalties will be reviewed in case of non-repeated payments more proportional to the conduct complained of.


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The position taken by the unions comes on the eve of the CGIL congress, which opens today in Rimini, where on Friday the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, will also take the floor from the stage. The expectation is on his intervention.