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Co-participation: Jorge Macri detailed how the City will return the proceeds from new taxes if the Court rules in his favor

The Government of Buenos Aires is enthusiastic about a ruling by the Supreme Court in its favor in the judicial dispute that they maintain with the Nation for the cut in co-participation funds. With that backdrop, Jorge Macri advanced tonight how they would return what was paid by the porteños in concept of taxes that were created in 2021 to solve that removal.

The sentence of the highest court could arrive this week, after the instances of political dialogue between the governments of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Alberto Fernández were exhausted to try to reach an agreement that does not force the chamberlains to laud.

Rodríguez Larreta had ratified during the week the intention to roll back the taxes that had been created if the Court rules in favor of the Buenos Aires government. “I am publicly committed. If the Court returns the money that the Government took from us, I will automatically low taxes“, he stated this Tuesday in dialogue with Futurock.

On the night of this Sunday, his Government Minister, Jorge Macri, gave details regarding how the City would implement that decision. “It will be returned in the same way that resources are returned to us”promised the former mayor of Vicente López, who became a Buenos Aires official.

“If it is from here forward, that percentage will be lowered. Yes there are retroactive returnit will be returned retroactively to those who paid it too, “added Mauricio Macri’s cousin, with whom he shared a political photo this week.

The also mayor of Vicente López on leave said: “Every peso that we had to ask the people of Buenos Aires for effort based on that measure we are going to return to the pockets of the neighbors.”

“The Court has to rule and we have a public commitment,” he said.

The taxes created by the City

At the end of 2020, the Buenos Aires Government sent the Budget bill for the following year to the Buenos Aires Legislature, which was surprised by the creation of three new taxes. Already at that time they warned that a favorable ruling by the Supreme Court would reverse the levies.

On the one hand, it removed Exemption from the Tax on Gross Income for LELIQs and pass operations.

On the other hand, it was applied Stamp tax on credit cards with a rate of 1.2%, a figure similar to that used by other provinces such as Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Tucumán.

The Buenos Aires designation that blew up the internal of Together for Change

The designation of Federico Theafrom the political circle of Axel Kicillof, at the head of the Court of Accounts of the Province, pushed by a complex framework agreement with the opposition, determined a new internal realignment within Together for Change in the Province. The first effect was the resignation of Senator Joaquín de la Torre from the Second Vice Presidency of the Chamber.

The Court of Accounts is in charge of controlling expenses, disbursements and auditing each number of the 135 municipalities. It is also, a lifetime position.

The reaction of the former mayor of San Miguel, who voted against Thea’s nomination, marks a point of tension in JxC. He places him in the vicinity of the positions of Mauricio Macri, although he was also seen weeks ago at the launch of the presidential candidacy of another Cambiamite, Miguel Ángel Pichetto.

According to Jorge Macri tonight, “there was no negotiation of charges” with Kicillof, while criticizing that it is a lifetime position determined by the provincial Constitution.

“No one has a number in the Chamber of Deputies and Senators (from Buenos Aires) to impose a name,” explained Rodríguez Larreta’s minister. “The governor proposed a name, an agreement was reached,” he added.

Macri specified that the power of the head of the Court of Accounts was limited with a new law. “There was nothing more to it than that,” he said.

Regarding the possibility that they have yielded to Kicillof’s appointment in exchange for positions in other provincial bodies, the minister explained that “as a position we have to have a presence in the Banco Provincia, opposition members in the Court of Auditors and in the Ombudsman’s Office”.

“Kicillof first speculated that he would win the midterm election and that he would no longer need to agree or sit down to talk with the opposition and postponed appointments. Banco Provincia is almost headless. It has nothing to do with a negotiationthis is to cover the positions that touch as opposition”, he clarified.


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