The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, argued this Saturday that the increase in the non-taxable minimum Income Tax -announced on Friday- aims to “defend the purchasing power of wages” and announced that they have already begun “working on a proposal that alleviates the situation of the self-employed and monotributistas”.
“The challenge we set for ourselves is to improve income, the paritarias improve salary, but this year we have to try to improve real income, and it has to be accompanied by a better distribution of income,” Massa said in statements to Radio Miter you made this morning.
“The objective of the National Government is that the salary of the workers “is not lost when paying taxes to the State”
Meanwhile, he announced: “We started working on the issue of the self-employed and monotributistas so that next week we can have a proposal that alleviates their situation. I discussed it with the President.”
On Friday, the Government announced the update of the non-taxable Income Tax minimum, which, as of June 1, will be $280,792 -compared to the current $225,000- and anticipated that the half bonus that workers receive together next June’s salary will not be enough for the tribute.
The Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, made the announcement on Friday afternoon on the esplanade of the Government House, accompanied by Massa, and the co-secretary of the CGT, Hector Daer, after a meeting headed by President Alberto Fernández.
Regarding the measure, Massa pointed out that with the update it is aimed at “defending the purchasing power of wages” and confirmed that the half bonus that will be received together with next June’s salary will be excluded from the payment of income tax.
“The goal is for us to continue with 800,000 workers covered by the income tax, who are the ones with the highest income”
“The objective is that we continue with 800,000 workers covered by the income tax, who are the ones with the highest income,” said the leader of the Renovating Front.
Also, he noted that the objective of the National Government is that the salary of the workers “is not lost when paying taxes to the State” and maintained that “the effort of the worker is a remuneration, not a profit”.
Finally, Massa considered that with this measure “the law was used well to facilitate the reality of the workers.”
“We understand that the salary is not profit, it is remuneration, and we have to accompany the State with the effort of the challenge generated by improving income month by month,” he concluded.