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Arona tax
IBI tax hike
Plans by Arona coun­cil to raise the annual property tax (IBI) by 18 per cent have been slammed as “abusive” by the oppo­sition. The corporation’s Finance Committee ap­proved a proposal to in­crease the rate to 0.59 per cent of the property’s rate­able value and the measure is almost certain to receive the formal green light at the next full council meet­ing.


Paco García Santamaría said his party wasn’t consulted on the proposals
Paco García Santamaría said his party wasn’t consulted on the proposals

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24.11.2007 - Opposition councillor Paco García Santamaría criticised the move, which will raise an estimated 3.6 million euros for the mu­nicipal coffers, on the grounds that house­holds and businesses in the town are in no position to dig deeper into their pockets due to the effect of interest rate rises on mortgages and the fall in tourist revenue.

“‘There are no cash-flow problems in Arona at present and therefore no need either for the IBI increase or the planned rise in the annual refuse collection charge, which the mayor wants to increase by 25 per cent” insisted García, who complained that his party was not even consulted on the proposals. 



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