Approved maneuver, all the measures of the budget law: bills, basic income, pensions, families




The 2023 maneuver is law after the green light from the Senate. The Hall of Palazzo Madama has voted its trust in the Meloni government’s Budget Law, in a version identical to the one approved by the Chamber given the very tight deadlines. The 35 billion bill allocates a large part of the resources (21 billion) to measures to mitigate the effects on households and businesses of the rise in energy prices due to the war in Ukraine. These are the main measures.




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Bills, social bonuses and business discounts



The maneuver allocates most of the resources (21 billion) to measures against the high bill, first of all by extending until 31 March and in some cases reinforcing the measures of the previous decrees Aid: renewed social bonus for gas and electricity bills for those most in difficulty by raising the Isee limit to 15,000 euros; zeroing of system charges in the bill; refinancing of the tax credit on electricity and gas utility bills for companies will rise from 30 to 35%, for energy-intensive and gas-intensive companies from 40 to 45%. Furthermore, the VAT rate for consumption invoices in the first quarter of 2023 for district heating services went from 22% to 5% and that of pellets from 22% to 10% for the whole of 2023. The tax on the extra profits of energy companies provides for a contribution of 50% on the taxable IRES and on the average increase of more than 10% over the previous four years (2018-2021). The bonus for the purchase of furniture and appliances of certain energy classes has been extended to 8 thousand euros.




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Lump sum regime and flat tax




The audience of professionals and VAT numbers benefiting from the 15% flat-rate scheme is expanding: in fact, the threshold of revenues or fees to be entitled to the subsidy rises from 65,000 to 85,000 euros. Furthermore, up to 100 thousand euros, the incremental flat tax of 15% is applied on the difference between the increase and the highest income of the last three-year period. The Budget Law confirms the 2% contribution cut for incomes up to 35,000 euros and widens the scope for cutting the tax wedge to 3%, extending it to incomes up to 25,000 euros from the previous 20,000.




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Citizenship income, tax deductions and smart working



Here comes the squeeze on Basic income: the maneuver establishes that he will lose the benefit if the first job offer is refused, even if this is not considered ‘fair’. With the amendment, on the other hand, the first proposal can be located in any location on the national territory or it may not be compatible with one’s abilities, but if not accepted it will lead to the end of the perception of the citizen’s income. Another novelty on the Rdc is that starting from 1 January 2023, the provision of basic income to young people between 18 and 29 will be conditional on the completion of the compulsory schooling process. News also coming to the smart working: until 31 March 2023, the smart working regime for fragile workers is also extended, both in the public and private sectors. Parents of children under 14 are excluded.




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Pensions



For the pension advance, the quota 103 scheme takes effect, while the minimum pensions are raised to 600 euros in 2023 for the over 75s. The automatic revaluation is instead revised for two years, rising from 80 to 85% for checks between and 5 times the minimum, while for the highest checks there will be a reduction in the percentage of the bracket. In detail, the indexation goes from 55 to 53% for pensions between 5 and 6 times the minimum, from 50 to 47% between 6 and 8 times the minimum, from 40 to 37% from 8 to 10, from 35 to 32% in checks exceeding 10 times the minimum. Women’s Option: female workers will therefore be able to retire early at the age of 60 only if they are caregivers, at least 74% disabled or made redundant or employees of companies with an open crisis table.




Superbonus, VAT and mortgages



The deadline for presenting the Cilas and being able to take advantage of the 110% superbonus on building renovations has been extended to 31 December. The maneuver also introduces a deduction from the gross tax for personal income tax purposes of 50% of the amount paid for the payment of VAT in relation to the purchase by 31 December 2023 of residential property units of energy class A or B On the mortgage side, on the other hand, it will be possible to renegotiate the mortgage by switching from a variable rate to a fixed rate for those up to 200 thousand euros with an Isee not exceeding 35 thousand euros and without payment delays.




Single allowance and parental leave



Parental leave rises from 30 to 80% for an extra month and fathers will also be able to benefit from it, for children up to 6 years of age. New for the single allowance: it will be higher for the first child within one year of age and for families with 3 children up to 3 years of age; a new increase is expected from the fourth child. The VAT on baby products has been reduced to 5%, while the one on sanitary napkins also drops to 5%.




food income



The experimentation of ‘food income’ for those in absolute poverty is underway: the maneuver allocates a fund of 1.5 million in 2023 and 2 million in 2024 to distribute food parcels with unsold products.




Pos and fines



Penalties remain for traders who do not accept payments with the Pos for purchases of less than 60 euros. In fact, the paragraph of article 69 which provided for the stop to fines has been suppressed. On the fines and taxes front, there will no longer be automatic cancellation for tax bills from 2000 to 2015 of less than 1,000 euros: only the interest will be canceled but the decision whether or not to cancel the tax and penalties will be up to the local authorities and would be operational from 31 March 2023.




Cultural and psychological bonus



For 18-year-olds, the new Culture bonus arrives up to 1,000 euros as a sum of 500 euros for those with a family ISEE of up to 35 thousand euros and the other 500 euros in the event of a high school leaving certificate equal to 100 out of 100. The psychologist bonus becomes permanent and rises from 600 to 1,500 euros, with an Isee ceiling at 50 thousand euros.




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