July 29, 2021

The TC supports the Extremadura eco-tax and frees the Board to return more than 670 million

The TC supports the Extremadura eco-tax and frees the Board to return more than 670 million



The Constitutional Court (TC) has endorsed the Extremadura tax on facilities that affect the environment, the so-called eco-tax, which had been appealed by some electricity companies, which exempts the Board from facing claims of more than 670 million euros

"It is a boost to a model that finds a benchmark in green taxation", said today the vice president of the Board and Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Pilar Blanco-Morales, at a press conference in which he has released the failure of the TC ".

In particular, the Supreme Court has endorsed the constitutionality of Legislative Decree 2/2006, of December 12, which approves the revised text of the legal provisions of the Autonomous Community in terms of own taxes.

According to the Board, it supports the Extremadura tax on facilities that affect the environment from 2010 onwards.

As a result, it exempts the regional administration from returning the proceeds since then charged to this tax, more than 670 million euros, according to the data of the Executive.

The failure of the TC, highlighted Blanco-Morales, is a confirmation that Extremadura has made a "responsible exercise" of its fiscal autonomy in its desire that the large companies that obtain benefits in the region also contribute to the maintenance of public services fundamental

"The Board has done well, in accordance with the Constitution and with a purpose of protecting the environment," through this own tax based on "proportionality," he added.

He has also acknowledged that the failure of the TC is a "relief" to the regional treasury and has insisted on the "qualitative" importance of this decision.

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