State tax inspectors have shown on Thursday their “frontal and absolute” rejection of the agreements for a future investiture of Pedro Sánchez as president for a new legislature and branded as unconstitutional the request for the transfer of 100% of the taxes paid in Catalonia.
In a communiqué sent by the Professional Association that brings together this group, the tax inspectors stress that “there is a clear and evident breach of the current constitutional regime in several areas, including financial matters”.
In this sense, the aforementioned association specifies that in the agreements for a future investiture “the PSOE is required to adopt measures that allow financial autonomy and the current revision of the financing model” of this autonomous community, “which is currently included in the Organic Law on Financing” of the autonomous community (LOFCA).
The aforementioned demand, according to the inspectors’ collective, “could imply the transfer of all powers, including those currently exercised by the Tax Agency (AEAT) in Catalonia”.
An average that affects all civil servants in the General State Administration, denounce the tax inspectors.
“Our group would be seriously and directly affected,” the statement points out, adding that “other groups belonging to other bodies” of the General State Administration (AGE) would also be affected.
Nevertheless, “This situation”, adds the communiqué, “undoubtedly implies a breach of the principle of equality between all Spaniards, as set out in article 14 of the Constitution, and allows the existence, de facto, of first and second class autonomous communities, as well as the violation of the prohibition of arbitrariness of the public authorities”.
The agreements for a possible investiture, which today in a new chapter have been made public by PSOE and Junts, entail “implicit abuses of power and of the institutions of the State”, the LOFCA assures.
This association indicates that all of the above “results in favourable treatment, without any legal protection whatsoever, towards a part of Spaniards residing in a territory of the nation”.