The tax and real estate bill presented by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), which modify articles of the Tax Code in the area of property tax and establishes the Family Tax Patrimony (PTF), has been considered as excluding.
The reason is that for the exemption, which currently amounts to $ 30,000 and reduces the rate for the surplus of the cost of housing over $ 120,000 does not include young people, divorcees and widowers who buy or own a property.
Javier Miter, Legal Director of the General Revenue Directorate, said that the project was not presented with a discriminatory sense, neither in order to encourage citizens to get married to obtain the benefit, but rather seeks to protect housing in a main and permanent family.
Miter also explained that the family property includes civil marriage or just marriage, marriage with children or marriage without children, single mothers or fathers with children, divorced with custodies of children, retirees with children and grandchildren at home.
Legal Director of the DGI said that when developing tax reforms have to take into account several principles such as: fiscal balance, economic legal good to be protected by the State and the current tax advantages proposed.
"A family, says husband, wife and children, is up to 120 thousand dollars 100% exempt from real estate tax, but for the person who buys a house and does not have children is entitled up to 80% discount compared to the current law," said Miter.