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Published on Monday, September 9, 2019

The Tax Burden in Spain: Too High or Too Low?

One of the most hotly debated political issues during the last elections was the margin that Spain has for raising and lowering taxes.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • While the most common electoral strategy is to propose measures to simultaneously increase spending and reduce taxes, in some cases tax rises designed to increase both the tax burden and spending are openly mooted.
  • When the public sector proposes to finance a new policy concerning health, education, infrastructure or pensions, and does so efficiently and qualitatively, the private sector is incentivized to cooperate by paying taxes.
  • Be on better spending in order for society to accept new policies and higher taxes, and this should be reflected at election time.

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