Spain’s Catalonia seeks own tax system

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Spain’s Catalonia seeks own tax system (PressTV)

The government of Catalan President Artur Mas has enlisted a former Spanish tax inspector, Joan Iglesias, to prepare the administration to collect its own taxes. Iglesias said on Friday that the Catalan tax authority could collect about €100 billion (USD113 billion) in taxes a year, more than the €65 billion (USD72 billion) needed for an independent Catalan state.

“Everyone knows that Catalonia would be viable economically,” Iglesias said, adding, “It is the most economically productive territory in Spain.”

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