That is taken for granted by the National Association of Financial Institutions (Anif), which this Tuesday launches a series of proposals so that the new reform is the most convenient for the country and that, as the Government said, those who earn the most are those who pay the most.
In the case of natural persons, for example, the most controversial proposal aims to establish a temporary surcharge to income tax that would be 15% on taxable year 2021.
“It is recommended to establish a 15% surcharge on the value of the tax that each person must pay. As a second change, we propose to limit the value of the exempt income of the highest-income people ”, proposes Mauricio Santa María, president of Anif, in a column in the newspaper La República.
That union, in addition, proposes that said income be limited to 25% for filers who have high incomes, equal to or greater than 100 million pesos, that is, around 8.3 million per month.
According to Anif, only the aforementioned proposals translate into an additional collection of 6.5 billion pesos a year, a good part of what the Government aspires to achieve with the reform that still keeps thousands of citizens protesting in the streets.
Tax reform: Anif proposes to tax pensioners more
Anif insists on the need to take measures on the pensions of the Medium Premium Regime, among other things, because the high subsidies generate inequity in the country. Given this, the Association proposes tax higher pensions.
“The proposal that we make from ANIF contemplates the implementation of a flat rate of 10% to pensions with an allowance greater than $ 6 million, that is, to the 10% of pensioners with the highest income,” explains Santa María.
New Minister of Finance will have to carry out the tax reform
Anif makes it clear that the new Finance Minister, José Manuel Restrepo, will not have an easy time when it comes to carrying out a new reform project. As he said in his first statements in office, the tax bill that he will raise will not be as aggressive as the one created by Alberto Carrasquilla.
“We are talking that this has to be a reform of the order of about 14 billion pesos. This has to be accompanied by austerity in spending. Here come decisions to freeze expenses in the public sector, decisions on matters of price control of lease contracts, control of per diem costs in the public sector. Austerity has to be a commitment of the country, “said the official, in Snail News.