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This is all that changes for you in April: the 2023 income campaign begins, the second part of the pension reform enters into force and Easter is celebrated

The month of April arrives with important changes in different areas: taxes, pensions or politics will play an important role in this start of spring.

One of the key appointments in April is the 2023 income campaign. Taxpayers can already file their declaration as of the 11th, and although the process extends until June, it is best to do it as soon as possible.

But this is not the only thing to take into account: the second part of the pension reform comes into force in April, and it will affect you even if you are not retired.

Politics also comes with news: Yolanda Díaz will present her candidacy with Sumar, and this could generate friction with Podemos.

Finally, Don’t lose sight of Easter. This month there are 2 holidays that you can enjoy watching the processions or with any other plan.

You can file the income statement

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The income statement begins on April 11 and ends on June 30. It is best that you present it as soon as possible to avoid problems and save money thanks to deductions.

Some of the most important novelties of the 2023 income are the reduction of the contribution to pension plans, that goes from 2,000 to 1,500 eurosthe extension of the deduction for maternity, from which mothers who do not carry out professional activity will benefit, or the reductions in personal income tax in some autonomous communities so that taxpayers can save.

In addition, the Treasury has limited the compensation of capital losses in cryptocurrency operations, so you may not be able to save money in this concept.

You must take into account the income thresholds that require filing the income statement in 2023.

In the event that you had a single payer in 2022, The minimum amount in work income is 22,000 euros.

If you have had 2 or more payers, the minimum amount is 15,000 euros, as long as the sum of the second and successive payers is a total of 1,500 euros. This has changed compared to last year, since the threshold was 14,000 euros.

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Submitting the income statement is always recommended even if you are not obliged, since you can access deductions and save on paying taxes.

In order for the income to return to you, the IRPF withholdings must be correctly applied, otherwise you will have to settle accounts with the Treasury.

The second part of the pension reform enters into force

Pensioners using the computer

The second part of the pension reform enters into force on April 1.

The most important changes are the increase in minimum contributory pensions, the new dual model to determine the amount of your pension or the regularization of the coverage of contribution gaps.

The minimum contributory pensions will rise progressively between 2024 and 2027. In 2027 the minimum contributory pension is 16,500 euros per year22% more than now.

Regarding the change in the calculation of the pension, you will have 3 options to obtain the regulatory base:

  • Last 25 years listed: Social Security chooses the last 300 months of the contribution base and divides them by 350, since the contribution bases are annual and are spread over 12 months.
  • Last 29 years listed: Social Security takes the last 348 months and divides them by 406.
  • Last 29 years of contributions, removing the 2 worst: Social Security keeps the 324 months with the best contributions and divides by 378.

This means that you will be able to discard the 2 worst years of contribution, something that will come in handy if you have had a parenthesis or contribution gaps.

The rise in the Intergenerational Equity Mechanism (MEI) is also important, which will increase from 0.6% to 1.2% between now and 2029, which translates into an increase of one tenth each year.

Important change when processing a sick leave

A woman with her leg in a cast

As of April 1, workers will no longer have to submit their medical leave to the company.

Workers will receive a copy of the leave, which is for personal use. After, the INSS (National Institute of Social Security) will send the company the details of the leaveso that the employee does not have to do any management.

The goal is to make this process easier and rid of bureaucracy. The main beneficiary will be the worker, who will be able to focus solely on his recovery without having to carry out procedures.

Twitter will remove the blue check for non-payers

Elon Musk and the Twitter logo

Elon Musk is going ahead with his new Twitter verification system, despite all the criticism it has generated among users.

On April 1, the blue verified will begin to disappear in accounts that have not paid for it. Only accounts subscribed to Twitter Blue will be able to use it.

Twitter Blue has a monthly price in the countries of the European Union of 8 euros in the desktop version, while the cost for the annual subscription is 84 euros. For the mobile version it is 12 euros per month.

Yolanda Díaz presents her candidacy with Sumar

The Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, defends the labor reform in Congress.

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Yolanda Díaz will present her candidacy for the general elections on Sunday, April 2. It will do so with the Sumar platform, in which it intends to bring together progressive political forces.

The event will take place in Madrid and some relevant politicians from the left have confirmed their attendance, such as Íñigo Errejón (Más País) and Alberto Garzón (Izquierda Unida).

It remains to be seen what will happen to Podemos, since at the moment they will not join the candidacy. This could generate more friction in the coalition government.

Ferrovial will seal its exit from Spain

Railway construction.
Railway construction.

Ferrovial has convened the meeting that will seal its departure from Spain for April 13. Thus, the merger with its international subsidiary will be approved and the headquarters will be transferred to the Netherlands.

With this change, Ferrovial will stop paying 8 million euros in taxes in Spain, according to a warning The Economist.

The decision has generated much criticism, and even other large companies such as Inditex have assured that they will not move their headquarters and will continue to pay the corresponding taxes.

Take advantage of the holidays: Easter is celebrated

UPM researchers propose delaying Easter 21 days

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Easter 2023 starts on April 2, Palm Sunday, although the holidays come a little later.

This is the schedule for Easter 2023:

  • April 2: Palm Sunday.
  • April 3: Holy Monday.
  • April 4: Holy Tuesday.
  • April 5: Holy Wednesday.
  • April 6: Holy Thursday (holiday in all communities, except the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Navarra, the Basque Country, La Rioja and the Valencian Community).
  • April 7: Good Friday (national holiday).
  • April 8: Holy Saturday.
  • April 9: Resurrection Sunday.
  • April 10: Easter Monday, a holiday in the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Navarra and the Basque Country.

The only holiday is Holy Thursday, although most of the communities have 2 holidays, since some move the party from Thursday to Monday, April 10.

Holy Week is a good time to take a trip or getaway, either abroad or to any Spanish city where processions take place. Last year they were held normally, so this time the members will only have to keep an eye on the weather.

The first days of Holy Week will be good in the weather, but from the second part there could be rains in some regions. We will have to wait to know for sure what is going to happen, because the weather in spring is changeable.

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