Tax Rebates & Refunds

Berlusconi pledges tax rebate as part of Italy PM election campaign

February 8, 2013
Posted in Tax Rebates — Written by Geoffrey

The former Italian Silvio Berlusconi, who is intending to run as a candidate in the upcoming general election, has pledged that if he is elected, he will abolish a controversial property tax and provide families with billions in tax refunds.

Berlusconi, the leader of the centre-right People of Freedom party, is understood to be closing in on the centre-left Partito Democratico (PD) coalition, which is the front-runner in the election campaign so far.

The former Italian PM has now made one last push to win votes, by pledging to eliminate the IMU property tax that was recently introduced by caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti. He has also promised to reimburse Italian families for last year’s payments with tax rebates adding up to around €4 billion.

Berlusconi recently told reporters of his plans, saying:

“In our first government meeting we will resolve the repayment of the IMU,”

“Families will be reimbursed in cash, and for the first time receiving a letter from the tax authorities will bring a smile to people’s faces.”

In reaction to his rival’s intentions, PM Mario Monti has said:

“Berlusconi has governed for many years,”

“He has never maintained any of the promises he has made.”

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