THE FIGHT AGAINST TAX-EVASION: IN 2015 +33% OF STATE REVENUE According to Mef, the  Exchequer earned about €61.023 during the first two months of the present

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Boom in revenue from fight against tax-evasion. According to Mef, state revenue thanks to the investigating and control activities during the early months of 2015 has, in fact recorded an increase of 32,6% (+727 million Euros), as compared to the same period last year.  In the first two months of the current year, earnings total 61.023 million Euros, registering, nevertheless a slight reduction compared to the same period last year (-0,8%, equal to -484 million). The Ministry for the Economy ha salso added that the earnings from VAT are on the decline by 5,6% (-705 milion).

Despite this, according to via XX settembre, the early months of the year “are not particularly significant concerning the trend of tax-revenues, both in terms of amounts and in terms of trend, considering the absence of particular deadlines or outstanding payout amounts”. In particular, direct tax-reveues have recorded a total revenue of 37.196 million Euros, with an increase of 1,9% (+678 milion Euros), as compared to the same months last year.

‘Irpef’ tax ( individual income tax) remains substantially stable(-0,1% totalling -36 milion Euros) and reflects increases both on withheld taxes on incomes of employees in the private sector (+2,3%) and self-employed (+0,6%), both withheld tax on on income flexing of employees in the public sector (-2,6%) and deposits in self-liquidations (-1,6%). Among other direct taxes, substitute- tax on capital-gains and capital income has increased by 7% ( +500 million euros), while asset value on active pension-funds has increased by 93% (totalling +530 million Euros), compared to the first two months last year. Indiret taxes record instead a revenue of 23.827 million Euros with a decrease by 4,7% (-1.162 million Euros), compared to the same months last year.

Revenue form VAT is down by 5,6% (-705 milion Euros) as a result of a decline in both internal trade (-5% totaling -519 milion Euros) and exports (-8,8% amounting to -187million Euros). Stamp-tax reports a positive variation at 16% (+111 milion Euros). Amongst other indirect taxes there has been a decrease on the proceeds from Energy products(mineral oils) by 9,3% (-315 million Euros) and excise duty on natural gas (methane) amounting to -7,,8% (-50 million). Game related revenues present on the whole a drop, 0,8% (-15 milion Euros).

Translation provided by Marina Stronati

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