Government and self-employed organizations still do not agree on the reform of the quotas for self-employed workers. The Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration transferred some days ago a new proposal for monthly contributions to the representatives of these associations for the period 2023-2025 with rates that would range from 250 to 550 euros per month, and the proposal has once again been branded as insufficient by the latter, especially by the professionals who receive more income.
The ATA says it harms the majority. In Spain there are three large self-employed organizations, and it has been the National Federation of Associations of Self-Employed Workers (ATA), which is part of the employers’ association CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations), which has been most in disagreement with the new Government proposal.
Its president, Lorenzo Amor, notes on his Twitter account that the new approach assumes that employed professionals who earn the least (670 euros per month or less) will save only 15%, while those who earn more than 1,700 euros per month will see their share increase between 33 and 90% compared to the current one.
UPTA and Uatae consider it an advance. The other two self-employed organizations, the Union of Professionals and Self-Employed Workers (UPTA), linked to the General Union of Workers (UGT), and the Union of Associations of Self-Employed Workers and Entrepreneurs (Uatae), linked to the Workers’ Commissions union (CCOO). ), have been more favorable to the Government’s proposal, since they consider that it benefits those who earn less and imposes a higher tax on those who earn more, although they think that it lowers it for professionals with lower incomes still needs to be improved.
Thus, UPTA and Uatae point out that the self-employed who earn the least will hardly see their quota reduced by about 45 euros compared to what they currently pay, something that they consider insufficient for people who have net monthly income of less than 670 euros.
The government proposal. The new self-employed quotas proposed by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration to these organizations improves the previous proposal for those who earn less, although only slightly (barely seven euros less per month) and, above all, for those with intermediate benefits, while it increases by almost 80 euros for all those who exceed monthly returns of 4,050 euros.
Thus, for the first six sections, which include monthly benefits of up to 1,700 euros, the new proposed fee would range from 250 to 294 euros, while in the previous proposal it ranged from 257.04 to 474.30 euros. .
For the rest of the sections, from 1,701 monthly net income, the contribution would range between 400 and 550 euros per month, while with the previous proposal all these sections would have paid 474.3 euros.
Breath for the middle classes. When comparing the new Government proposal with the previous one in the 2023-2025 period, it can be verified that the self-employed with average incomes are the ones who come out best in the new approach.
Thus, with the new contribution table, those with benefits of between 1,125 and 1,300 euros per month would pay 145.9 euros per month less than with the previous proposal, those with benefits of between 1,300 and 1,500 would pay 119.1 euros less, those with benefits of between 1,500 and 1,700 euros would pay 180.3 euros less, those with benefits of between 1,700 and 1,900 would pay 74.3 euros less and those with between 1,900 and 2,330 euros of benefits would pay 43.03 euros less.
On the other hand, only the last three sections would be affected with respect to the last proposal: those who earn between 3,190 and 3,620 euros per month would have to pay 25.7 euros more, those who earn between 3,621 and 4,050 euros 45.7 euros more and those who enter more than 4,050 euros per month 75.7 euros more.
Difference with current odds. Currently, self-employed quotas they range between 294 and 1,233 euros per month, but the current system allows self-employed workers to choose the contribution base they prefer, so most choose the minimum. This means that an important part of these professionals pay 294 euros regardless of how much they earn. Therefore, those who enter the most would have to pay up to 255 euros more than now, that is, 90% more than what the president of ATA was talking about.
With the reform proposed by the Government, the Administration wants to force the self-employed to pay a fee according to their earnings, without the possibility of choosing. The problem posed by the Executive’s proposals so far is that, for an important part of these workers, the new system is going to mean paying more.
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