Benidorm City Council supports the decision of the Provincial Council to abolish the provincial IAE
Benidorm City Council has applauded the decision of Alicante Provincial Council to request the Government of Spain to accept its resignation from the collection of its only tax, the provincial IAE, which in the city of Benidorm and for 972 business activities (490 registered companies ) reaches the figure of 220,026'96 euros.
The City Council applauds the initiative taken yesterday by the Provincial Council seeking with this suppression of the provincial tax a tax relief that is positive for the local business fabric, linked to tourism and its services, which will serve as an economic oxygen balloon, joining the economic measures already promoted or projected by the local government in Benidorm for the reduction of this year's tax burdens.
For Toni Pérez, who described the measure as "real and more than correct", it is essential "to cushion the fall in income of our companies, as well as to favor productive activity at these critical moments". The measure, if authorized, would apply in July; but it would already mark a preamble of tranquility for the sector to know that it should not meet that payment.
Pérez stressed "the need for economic stimuli and the elimination of tax burdens for companies in Benidorm and the province" in the current situation, which is framed in a context of profound slowdown in the market and especially in Tourism, our main economic activity. The objective of this and the successive measures to be applied by the City Council is to "help the business community in the face of the almost complete cessation of all economic activity" in the city and the province.
For the mayor of Benidorm, "the Alicante Provincial Council has applied governance and responded promptly and with foresight" with a measure at the provincial level that "must join the initiatives in economic and fiscal matters of Benidorm City Council". Toni Pérez considers that "the local economy will need all the support that the City Council and other public administrations can provide" to overcome the economic crisis that the State of Alarm is plunging us into due to the health crisis opened by Covid-19 .