| Taxes such as the IBI, the car stamp, the fords and the garbage tax will maintain their amount | 'We have not increased the IBI in ten years and we are not going to do it.
We have stopped collecting 1.5 million euros for not updating taxes and for believing that this money has to be in the pockets of the Yeclanos' "With a complicated social, health and economic situation, we could not consider in any case increasing taxes, which on the other hand is not what the Government of Spain intends to do" - declared Marcos Ortuño, Mayor of Yecla, during his appearance before the media.A press conference in which the Mayor has highlighted different bonuses, the non-increase in taxes that depend on the municipal council and the aid that the Yecla City Council has been allocating to different sectors of the population.Marcos Ortuño has wanted to put as examples of fiscal restraint the main taxes managed by the Local Administration.
—We are an Administration that prefers to manage well to burden the Yecla with a greater tax burden.
The example is very clear: the people of Yecla are going to pay for the IBI the same, and even in some cases less, than ten years ago.A decade later we have managed to increase and update services, make investments and improve Yecla in many aspects, without touching the pockets of our neighbors'— said the mayor of Yecla, who has continued to emphasize that —'with this fiscal policy, the municipal coffers they have stopped entering at least 1.5 million euros.That is the figure that the Yeclanos have in their pockets because it is what the City Council would have collected in case of simply updating our municipal taxes and fees to the CPI.
'Likewise, the mayor of Yecla has reported that despite this non-increase in municipal taxes and the decrease in revenue from the 2021 Budgets, estimated at around 500,000 euros, the Municipal Government will continue to help those who most need.
—We have been and are an example of help to the sectors and people who are having the worst time in this crisis.We have increased social spending by more than 350,000 euros, we have launched a large package of specific measures, we have more than 400 direct aid to freelancers, hoteliers and merchants.In short, we have done what the Government of Spain has not done yet, which is to help our most vulnerable economic fabric and the people who need it most, and we will continue to do so by keeping the money in the pockets of Yecla, increasing our ability to work and improving management'— said Marcos Ortuño.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla