The Almuñécar Town Council approved a reduction in the IBI tax rate for 2019 yesterday in a Plenary Meeting that also dealt with other points.
Thus the tax rate will be 1.07% of the cadastral value of a property instead of the 1.10% charged during 2018. This translates into half a million euros less for the municipal coffers.
Council Spokesperson, Juan José Ruiz Joya, pointed out that when his party (The PP) took over the Mayoralty in 2011 the municipality was running a 45-million-euro debt, which has been reduced by 33 million since then, leaving the municipal debt a little over 9-million euros.
He also claims that under his party the period that traders have to wait to get paid has also been greatly reduced; when they took over, if the Town Hall owed you money for services provided, you would have to wait up to 500 days to get paid, whereas now the wait has been reduced to 62 days.
However, the Spokesperson for the IU opposition party, Fermín Tejero, considers that this IBI reduction is pure electoral pandering (the elections are in five months), which didn’t stop him voting in favour of the property-tax reduction.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)