Someone calls them “clevers”, others think it is just a way to survive but, after the elimination of the IMU tax from the first home, the spouse declaring to be living separated are increasing.
“It is a system illness”, affirmed the Managing Director of the Italian Agenzia Delle Entrate during a meeting of the Tax Register Bicameral Commission while solicited by senator Salvatore Sciascia (Fi), an ex- Guardia Di Finanza officer.
“This is caused by Municipalities” affirms Befera. They allow spouses to have different residences even if not divorced. During the past, Lef, the association for the fiscal equity and legality against the fiscal evasion, calculated that the “fake separations” may allow a € 5.000 saving by simulating the alimony payment. Now, thanks to the new system for accessing incomes, some problems may emerge.
Spouses living in two different “first homes”, indeed, will be separately considered so, the income amount, divided into two, may be not sufficient to justify the lifestyle. In this case, a inspection may take place. During the last 15 years, Fisco accumulated 545 billions euros of non-collected credits, of which the 5-6% may be earned only. The general director of the Agenzia Delle Entrate explained also that many of this credits were owned by bankrupted, death, do-nothing people or to “paper mills”, those companies opened just to bill false invoices and then disappear.