The Chamber of Deputies approved during the early hours of this Friday the draft Monotax reform that eliminates the retroactive payment of the tax and establishes payment plans of up to 60 installments for the regularization of monotributistas.
The initiative was approved by a large majority with 233 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, for which it will be referred to the Senate for its treatment.
The reform of the Monotributo law eliminates the retroactive payment that monotributistas had to pay from an accumulated debt for the resulting difference between what they paid between January and June and the new values established by law 27,618 with which the categories were updated.
The measure reaches a total of 4,080,151 taxpayers; of which 1,592,466 (39%) are in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), and 2,487,685 (61%) in the rest of the country.
Deputies approved the Monotax reform with 233 votes in favor. Photo Capture Deputy TV
Deputy Carlos Heller (Frente de Todos) defended the initiative promoted by the Government, noting that it has “benefits for citizens.” “Everything we have done in this modification of the so-called Monotax Law is based on that criterion,” he emphasized.
However, from Together for Change, Santa Fe Luciano Laspina rejected that the measure is a tax relief, as promoted by the ruling party.
“This comes to correct a inexplicable procrastination of the Ministry of Finance to update the quotas and Monotax bands, which was a consequence of the freezing of pensions, decreed by the Government in 2020, “said the legislator.
Laspina explained that the Monotax update law sent by the Government in 2021 led to more than 4 million Argentines meeting with “a retroactive debt” for the quotas that had been updated from January to June, “without being able to work in those months” due to the pandemic. “In no sense is it a tax relief, the only thing we are doing is eliminating that debt retroactively,” he emphasized.
The ruling party Hugo Yasky remarked that the proposal “is part of the logic of putting back wages and domestic consumption as the movement that leads to economic recovery.”
However, the radical Alejandro Cacace indicated that if the objective is to “preserve the purchasing power of wages and pensions,” it should “work to have a currency and lower inflation.” “This requires stronger politics to establish these tax advantages “, emphasized the legislator for San Luis.
While, Marcela campagnoli, of the Civic Coalition, urged the Government to stop “improvise” and demanded “not only give taxpayer relief, but also predictability so that it can accommodate the new rules.”
Another of the projects on the economic agenda approved by the lower house was a reform of earnings and personal assets on savings in pesos. This proposal establishes interest exemptions for UVA fixed terms, and of titles destined to productive investments, provided they are in pesos.
Regarding personal property, the ruling party decided to eliminate an article from the proposal that conditioned access to the exemption on the fixed term to keep deposits for at least 274 days. That condition was removed and finally there will be no limit.
The initiative that modifies the Law of Income Tax it was approved with 227 votes in favor and 3 against.
Income Tax reform was approved. Photo: Capture of Deputies TV
Deputy approved reform of the Criminal Procedure Code
The Chamber of Deputies unanimously approved this Friday a modification of the Procedural Code Penal of the Nation, which stipulates maximum terms for the resolution of appeals for Cassation.
The initiative, approved with 246 votes in favor, incorporates article 469 bis to the Criminal Procedure Code that calls on the Court of Cassation to resolve and issue a ruling “within the within 90 days“For the cases in which the Appeal for Cassation is filed against the final judgments and / or the orders that put an end to the action or the penalty, or make it impossible for the proceedings to continue.
According to the initiative, the court can only extend this period for “a single time and for an extra period of 20 business days by means of a founded resolution, which must be notified to the parties 10 business days in advance, before the expiration of the first deadline ”.
Deputy María Luján Rey.
The proposal was promoted by the deputy Maria Luján Rey (Together for Change) in order to set the maximum deadlines for the resolution of appeals for Cassation.
“This project was born from my own personal experience when I had to start a criminal process,” said the legislator, mother of Lucas Menghini Rey, one of the 51 victims of the Once tragedy, which occurred in 2012.
In substantiating the proposal, the deputy indicated that in Cassation is where the causes sleep and stressed that “the delay denatures the criminal process.” “It is necessary that the terms exist so that there is justice”, insisted Rey.