“It is out of our plans to make any tax increases, quite the contrary. Our goal is to take advantage of this scenario of low economic growth to become different, ”said Pedro Calado, at a press conference in Funchal.
The Supplementary Budget of the autonomous region, which will be debated in the regional parliament on July 22 and 23, contemplates the limit of net indebtedness authorized by the State Supplementary Budget - 489 million euros, equivalent to 10% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 2018.
“Between the expected tax revenue of minus 195 million euros and the increase in revenue through the loan and other situations, we have net only the amount of 287,7 million, which added to the initial budget amount, shoots to a global amount of 2.030 million for 2020 ”, clarified Pedro Calado.
The document prepared by the Madeiran executive, from the PSD / CDS-PP coalition, aims to respond to the socioeconomic crisis caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus in the archipelago, where 98 cases of infection are reported, of which 93 are recovered and five are active.