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The Junta de Andalucía has requested a meeting from the Ministry of Finance to discuss the reduction of VAT for the rental of chairs, stands and boxes to see the Holy Week processions.
The Minister of Finance, Industry and Energy, Juan Bravo , transferred this concern to the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, after the last meeting of the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council and now the Secretary General of Finance has formally requested by letter to the Secretary of State for Finance a work meeting in which "to study the possible application of the reduced rate of 10%" instead of the expected 21% .
In the letter that the Andalusian Government has sent to the Government of Spain, it is clear that "Holy Week in Andalusia is an event of international tourist interest " with an important "economic and employment impact".
To justify the study of the VAT reduction, the Government of Andalusia highlights the "enormous religious, cultural and tourist impact" of Holy Week, not only nationally but also internationally and "the great social work carried out by the brotherhoods and brotherhoods , being the activity described [renting chairs, stands and boxes] a relevant source of income for them. "
Therefore, it has been requested that the meeting be held " as soon as possible ", given the dates we are in, when considering the Junta de Andalucía that margin could be found within the VAT Law to apply the reduced rate 10% or even studying the framework of the Community Directive.
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