The year 2022 will not be the year of the big tax increase, but that does not mean that it does not bring tax news. Specifically, three of significance in registration taxes, companies and pension plans.
Since January 1, the new registration tax linked to the WLTP homologation cycle has come into force, which will mean an increase in the average price of vehicles of up to 1,000 euros, due to its greater demand in terms of emissions. The Federation of Automotive Dealers Associations (Faconauto) calculated at the time that this would lead to the loss of up to 100,000 vehicle registrations.
Individual pension plans are again affected, as reflected in the 2022 Budgets.
The tax incentive goes from 2,000 to 1,500 euros -In 2021 it has already been reduced from 8,000 to 2,000 euros- since this January, while the tax benefit for business plans is increased.
The Corporation Tax also has a modification since it enters into operation the 15% minimum taxation on the tax base for large corporations. All in all, the great tax revolution will come in 2023 after experts deliver their report this February to reform the tax system.
Toll roads increase between 1.97% and 2.99%
Toll roads go up in price between 1.97% and 2.99% this 2022. Specifically, all of them will increase their price by 1.97%, according to the growth of the CPI. In turn, the tolls of the AP-6, AP-7, AP-46 and AP-9 rise 2.84%, the first, and 2.99%, the remaining three, to finance toll bonuses, as well as to compensate for the non-application of rate increases initially planned for reasons of public interest.
Aena’s airport fees are frozen
In order to relaunch the tourism sector, Aena’s airport rates will be maintained frozen for the next five years. In this way, pre-pandemic prices continue until 2026 to favor economic reactivation. In addition, Enaire will keep air navigation rates below the 2019 levels until 2024. In 2022, the peninsular rate will be 19.4% lower than in 2019 and the Canary Islands, 14.4%.
Stamps increase their price by 7%, to 0.75 euros
Correos increases the price of the stamps necessary to send standardized letters and postcards of up to twenty grams of weight to national destinations by 7% by 2022. The rate will become 0.75 euros, which represents an increase of five cents. Correos defends that Spain will continue to appear in 2022 among the EU countries with the cheapest postal rates, with a difference of 0.11 euros compared to the average European rate.
The guarantee of second-hand goods will be 3 years
The warranty period for second-hand goods will be three years unless the parties agree to a shorter one, although it may never be less than one year. Specifically, the guarantee right extends its terms from two to three years in the case of goods purchased and to two years in the case of services or digital content. In addition, manufacturers will be obliged for ten years to keep spare parts after the product is discontinued.