Buenos Aires, Nov 13 (EFE) .- The tax reform project of the Argentine Government and the fiscal consensus negotiating with the governors seeks the reduction of "distortionary taxes", the increase in employment and fixed alcoholic and sugary beverages as sectors to raise rates to promote healthy consumption.
The Argentine Minister of the Interior, Rogelio Frigerio, He explained today that both the fiscal pact that they seek with the governors of the 24 provinces of the country and the proposed tax reform, which is presented today in Congress, especially "give fiscal relief to the productive sector and the people, as well as the reduction of" distorting taxes "of subnational governments.
In dialogue with the station Argentina Radio10, Frigerio highlighted in particular the tax reform the promotion of a non-taxable minimum on labor tax to incentivize labor laundering, formal labor and the generation of employment.
On the other hand, he affirmed that the Executive is not going to give in to pressure from some sectors due to the proposal to raise taxes on sugary beverages and some alcoholic beverages "to go in line with some issues that are needed to care for the environment or to take care of health".
"Alcohol or sugary drinks generate today what is a drama (...), which is childhood obesity. Pressures apparently being made by Coca-Cola -giant of sugary drinks- so that this initiative does not go ahead, according to the local media, Frigerio alleged that since the government must worry "in the general interest, beyond the specific interests of some company."
These measures also seek the decline of inflation, which the minister defined as "the worst tax for the most vulnerable sectors."
In 2017 "inflation will be about half of what it was last year and next year has to be much more lower than this year. importance of a "responsible, republican and democratic" opposition, because "alternating power is a fundamental part".