Costa del Sol’s Benalmadena Announces a Set of Important Fiscal Measures Aimed at Helping Residents During the Coronavirus Crisis

Benalmadena Town Hall

THE mayor of Benalmadena, Victor Navas, has outlined all of the extraordinary fiscal measures that the town hall will take on to help all of the vulnerable families, self-employed businesses and autonomous workers who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Containing the spread of the virus, caring for the population at risk of social exclusion, employing fiscal measures to alleviate financial stress and support groups, and an extraordinary plan of action for when the medical crisis ends, are the four main lines of action” which the mayor of Benalmadena, Victor Navas, and his team are working on.

These fiscal measures are primarily aimed at alleviating the tax burden on residents of Benalmadena, as well as for businesses and self-employed workers” explained Navas.

The main fiscal support measures, which have all been approved until the end of the State of Alarm, are the following:

  • SMEs and autonomous workers can defer up to €30,000 of tax debts for a period of six months, and an additional grace period of three months.
  • IBI grants will be available for vulnerable families (social services will be offering an additional aid package for those families with serious difficulties in paying their taxes).
  • A postponement of IBI payments for entrepreneurs and autonomous workers.
  • A postponement of industrial bin taxes and of taxes on Economic Activities relating to the hospitality and service industry (these will be deferred without any interests if companies maintain their activity and all of their staff).
  • The launch of a residential rental subsidy exchange: 95 per cent of the IBI will be subsidised to those who rent out their property on a long-term basis.
  • Small-sized construction works will be exempt from paying fees and taxes to the ICIO in order to encourage their completion.
  • A reduction in the rates and royalties for businesses on the beach.
  • Students at municipal schools or training centres will not have to pay for unused services.
  • Promoting local businesses, the town hall has compiled a directory with different fruit shops, butchers, bakeries, etc, which now offer home deliveries.
  • Suspension of blue zone parking fees.
  • The Sports Board of Benalmadena will not conduct the third semester of its sports activities, benefiting over 11,000 athletes in Benalmadena.
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