AEDAF appeals the obligation to submit personal income tax electronically

The Spanish Association of Tax Advisors, AEDAF, continues its fight to prevent the presentation of the Personal Income Tax (IRPF) via telematics be mandatory. The Supreme Court has admitted its appeal against the personal income tax and Wealth Tax declaration forms for the 2018 financial year.

In 2019, by means of a ministerial order (HAC/277/2019, of March 4), the obligation was imposed on all taxpayers to declare personal income tax electronically, which, as the experts from AEDAF violates the constitutional principle of non-discrimination based on age.

Affects 350,000 citizens

Stella Raventós Calvo, president of AEDAF, explains: “The Supreme Court has observed that, as we warned at the time, through this order many taxpayers have been deprived of their right to file their personal income tax return with the administration in the most accessible way for them. The obligation imposed by the ministerial order supposes a clear discrimination for some groups and our Association maintains its commitment to the defense of the rights of all taxpayers, especially those most vulnerable, affected by the “digital divide” as indicated by the court”.

AEDAF presented a Sponsored links to challenge the ministerial order, which would affect some 350,000 citizens, a figure corresponding to the declarations for the 2017 financial year presented on paper.

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AEDAF’s appeal refers to the limited legal status of a ministerial order to make this obligation effective. The association has been presenting, likewise and for the same reason, appeals on the declaration models for 2019, 2020 and 2021. These appeals are currently pending before the National High Court.

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