The City Council of Las Torres de Cotillas has urgently approved a package of municipal tax policy measures to alleviate the effects created in the town by the health crisis caused by the coronavirus.
"Many businesses and families in the town are having a hard time because of this critical situation for everyone, which is also affecting the economy hard, and from the City Council we want to help them in whatever is in our hands," explains Mayor Joaquín Vela Fernández .
On the one hand, it has extended until May 15 the payment periods of the Tax on Mechanical Traction Vehicles (the well-known seal of the car) and the rate for fords, facilitating in both the concession of subdivision.
Likewise, it has suspended the payments of the weekly market rates and the occupation of the public thoroughfare with tables and chairs while the service is not exercised, and it undertakes to return the proportional part paid corresponding to the period of the state of alarm.
On the other, the fiscal calendar will be modified to delay the payment of the IBI until August 15, 2020. "We have also decided that the payment of the municipal nursery schools is effective until March 13, so that it will not have to be met until the declaration of the alarm status is lifted, "indicates the first mayor.
Streamline payments and suspend liens
Streamlining payments so that the local economy does not stop is also a priority of the Torreño City Council.
"We are going to accelerate the collection of social emergency aid to families in vulnerable situations and that of our providers, especially if they are SMEs," says the mayor, who also reports that the payment of the dining room scholarships will be advanced to girls and boys who use the service in local educational centers.
Another measure adopted are the suspensions of all the municipal actions of seizure of current accounts, of the municipal embargoes of the returns of the AEAT (including the rent) and of all the notifications and requirements of presentation of documentation, extending the established terms.
"In addition, we continue to study other measures that, within the limitations and little room for maneuver of the City Council, can mitigate the economic damage caused by this situation," reports the councilman.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Las Torres de Cotillas