The interests of a large number of taxpayers (individuals and corporations) were waiting for the Supreme Court to put the following question in black on white: whether or not it was legal to initiate disciplinary proceedings before notification of the settlement agreement from which it originated.
The analysis of the 2021 Budgetary Plan sent to Brussels by the Spanish Government leads us to affirm that public income will hardly reach the expected increase next year. In addition, by not insisting on the necessary search for the efficiency in public spending, everything indicates that public deficits for 2020 and 2021 will be higher than official forecasts. However, it is through the achievement of solid macroeconomic and budgetary fundamentals, opening up to the outside world and undertaking structural reforms, that the Spanish economy will overcome the current crisis, as it has done so on previous occasions.
The world economy continues to tackle the severe crisis caused by Covid-19. The pandemic has plummeted the Spanish economy harder than the rest of its European partners. The recovery of activity in the weeks following the end of the confinement has not shown the expected drive during the summer. Against this backdrop, Equipo Económico (Ee) has revised its GDP forecast for this year two points downwards, when the drop in GDP will reach -12.0%. The degree of success and effectiveness of economic policy will very much determine the strength of the recovery.
Analisis of the TEAC resolution of July 17, 2020, where it is once again initiated the debate on the deductibility of the remuneration of executive administrators, and its correlation with the “Relationship Principle” or “Teoría del Vínculo” in the mercantile sphere. This is an issue that had already been clarified with the new tax law and the binding doctrine of the DGT.
In the always tumultuous fiscal scene, the summer has brought three important administrative and judicial resolutions with contrary to taxpayers interests, perhaps representative of a future trend in need of reconsideration. Meanwhile, there are still unknowns about possible immediate changes in tax regulations, including taxation of assets.