It is also envisaged to extend the terms of voluntary payment of circulation taxes (IVTM) and real estate (IBI), the suspension of embargoes on current accounts and the refund of the amounts of fees paid for municipal services that have not been provided
The City Council will give priority to payment to suppliers and will make personalized payment plans for companies that request it
The Alcantarilla City Council will launch an initial program of socio-economic support for business and families that will save half a million euros for the residents of Alcantarilla and which includes measures such as processing urgently, speeding up their payment , all the social emergency aid, to pay in advance the scholarships to help the canteen of school pupils in the municipality and to increase by 100,000 euros, up to 225,000 euros, the social aid for families.
The fees for the Municipal Children's School and the Music School will be discounted, and the amount allocated to the Social Bonus for water consumption will be increased.
The Mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, explained that "these measures are put in place in the face of the serious social, health and economic situation that we are experiencing as a result of the pandemic by Covid-19 and the declaration of the state of alarm, in order to help those businessmen who have had to cease their activity these days and the families who are having the worst of it. "
Buendía indicated that "the measures that affect concessionary companies that provide municipal services will be agreed upon with them in the next five days", and that "all the measures that are established within the scope of national and regional powers will be applied immediately" .
It is also contemplated to extend the terms of voluntary payment of circulation taxes (IVTM) and real estate (IBI), the suspension of seizures of current accounts until one month after the end of the state of alarm and the refund of amounts of fees paid for municipal services that have not been provided, provided that the legislation allows it.
In relation to business activity, the payment of this year's rate for occupancy of the public highway for hotels and restaurants will be suspended, the payment of the fee for weekly market stalls and street vendors will be suspended during the state of alarm and will discount this rate until the end of the year.
The City Council is also analyzing the discount of a percentage of water consumption, from March 1, 2020 and until December 31, 2020, to commercial establishments that have been forced to close during the state of alarm, and is In study the discount percentage on the receipt for water consumption corresponding to the months of March and April in family homes.
In addition, the City Council will give priority to the payment to suppliers, reducing the processing times of the files and will make personalized payment plans for the companies that request it.
Other initiatives for economic reactivation related to the tax reduction in work licenses and activity licenses, permits, fees and public prices are also being studied.
The concrete measures to be adopted are the following:
1. Support measures common to economic activity and families.
In general, and whenever the legislation allows it, the amounts of fees paid for municipal services that have not been provided will be refunded.
Extension of the term of the voluntary payment period of the Mechanical Transmission Vehicle Tax (IVTM) until June 20, 2020.
Extension of the term of the voluntary payment period of the Real Estate Tax (IBI) until September 20, 2020.
An extraordinary period is established, from April 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020, for the application of fractionation, in up to 6 monthly installments, of the Real Estate Tax (IBI), with the same conditions as the system of Ã la carte tributes.
All current account seizure proceedings are suspended until one month has elapsed since the end of the alarm status.
2. Measures to support economic activity.
Suspension of the payment of the tax corresponding to the financial year 2020 for occupation of public roads by hotel and restaurant establishments that have authorization for the installation of terraces, tables and chairs.
The proportional part of the fees paid corresponding to the period of validity of the declaration of alarm status will be returned.
Suspension, from March 1, 2020 and until the state of alarm is maintained, of the rate for occupation of public roads for the owners of businesses that have prior authorization for the Weekly Market and those previously authorized for street vending .
50% discount, from the end of the state of alarm and until December 31, 2020, of the rate for occupation of public thoroughfare for the owners of businesses that have prior authorization for the Weekly Market and those previously authorized for street vending.
Discount in a percentage that is being studied of the payment corresponding to the consumption of water, from March 1, 2020 and until December 31, 2020, to the commercial establishments that have been forced to close during the period of validity of the state alarm.
Priority and urgent payment will be given to suppliers, minimizing the processing times of the corresponding files.
Customized payment plans will be made for companies that request it, with flexibility to the terms established in the tax ordinances.
3. Support measures for families.
All social emergency aid will be processed urgently, speeding up your payment.
The advance payment will be processed, through the corresponding subsidy, of the scholarships to help the canteen of school students in the municipality.
The budget for social assistance managed by the Social Services area to help families will be increased by â‚¬ 100,000 to â‚¬ 225,000.
At the same time the criteria will be modified to be able to attend to those affected by the alarm status.
From March 1, 2020 until the end of this academic year, the rates corresponding to the Municipal Children's School and the School of Music are discounted.
The fees that have already been paid for this period will be refunded.
The fees corresponding to the Municipal Children's School and the Music School will be discounted by 50% from the beginning of the 2020/2021 course and until December 31, 2020.
The amount allocated to the Social Bonus for water consumption, established in agreement with the concessionaire of the water service, is increased to â‚¬ 60,000, destined for the most disadvantaged families.
The receipt for water consumption corresponding to the months of March and April in the family homes will be discounted, in a percentage that is under study.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla