X doesn’t mark the spot for Almeria diocese income tax allocation

X doesn't mark the spot for Almeria diocese income tax allocation

ALMERIA CATHEDRAL: Taxpayers contributed €2 million to the diocese in 2020 Photo credit: Catedral de Almeria

THE diocese of Almeria receives less from the taxpayer than most other dioceses in Andalucia.

Everybody who makes an income tax declaration in Spain has the option of ticking – or ignoring – the box that allocates 0.7 per cent of their tax to the Church.

In 2020, Spain’s ecclesiastical authorities received €297 million from the country’s taxpayers, the second-largest amount received since the system was first introduced, and €16 million more than in 2019.

Almeria taxpayers contributed just €2 million to the Church in 2020 and as a result the diocese was at the tail end of Andalucia’s provincial dioceses.

The €1.3 million from taxpayers in Guadix-Baza (Granada) diocese was the lowest allocation of all, while Sevilla contributed €5.5 million, more than any other of Andalucia’s 10 dioceses.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com.