One stop until the end of the year for the payment of the tax bills and the mortgage installments. These are some of the measures under study by the government for the August maneuver which will be financed with the extra deficit of 25 billion which will go to the vote of the Houses on Wednesday. The executive expects to extend the suspension of notification of new payment cards and other collection deeds, as well as foreclosures, to 31 December at the moment until 31 August. There were over 6 million suspended and ready files to be notified as of May 31, to which must be added those which are still and expiring in June, July and August. A mass that reaches 12 million according to Matteo Salvini who has announced that the League will vote for the new budget variance “if there will be a heavy tax cut and fiscal peace throughout 2020”.
On the fiscal front, the government’s goal remains to spread the payments of March, April and May suspended and postponed to September for businesses and self-employed workers who have recorded losses over several years and to cut them by at least a third for the sectors most affected, such as catering, tourism, clothing. An operation that will require an effort of around 4 billion. After the stop to the extension of July, also for cash needs, in the summer maneuver the aim is therefore to lighten the tax burden in the autumn starting from the maxi due arrival by postponing to 2021 a part of the payments scheduled between September and December and spreading them on a horizon many years. At the moment the appointment with the taxman provides for payment in a single solution or in four monthly installments. To give taxpayers breath, the installments will therefore be extended and diluted beyond 31 December. The Minister of Economy, Roberto Gualtieri, then opened up the possibility of suspending the increase and sanctions for those who did not pay by July 20, a move that is being evaluated with caution because it risks penalizing those who paid the due in time.
The government is also considering the possibility of extending the moratorium on family mortgages, currently scheduled until 30 September, at the end of the year. As announced by Minister Catalfo, “the most substantial part” of resources will be allocated to the work package, or approximately 10 billion. The selective extension of another 18 weeks of the redundancy fund is foreseen or, alternatively, a relief for those companies that decide to bring their employees back to work. Contribution relief will also be provided for permanent hiring and transformation. The unemployment benefits Naspi and Discoll will be prolonged and the blockade of layoffs, scheduled until August 17, will be extended to the end of the year for companies that use Covid cash, and will not apply to those companies that will close their doors. The new skills fund will also be refinanced. By way of derogation from the dignity decree, the possibility of extending fixed-term contracts without indication of reasons should be envisaged.
The aim is to insert a rule to extend smart working in the private sector until the end of the year (or by linking it to any extension of the state of emergency). The Central Guarantee Fund for loans to small and medium-sized enterprises with a dowry of around € 800 million will also be strengthened. Then 5.2 billion will come to restore local authorities of the lost revenue. On the plate there are 2.8 billion for the regions and about 2 billion for the municipalities (500 million for the metropolitan cities), also including refreshment for the non-collection of the tourist tax. About 1.3 billion should be allocated to restart the school in presence and in safety. Finally, small aids should also come for tourism. One of the measures already being studied in the parliamentary process of the relaunch dl was the possibility of extending the eco-bonus also to hotels.