Miro wrote:The (IBI & water/basura) discounts have been available to residents on the padrón in our municipality for years; the longer you've been registered, the higher the discount. There's a further discount for pensioners.
I remember some discussion about this somewhere previously but can't find it now - but I believe that from this year, any discounts (subvencionés) such as these are to be considered benefits which have to be declared on your annual tax return, and will be taxed accordingly.
A case of giving with one hand and taking with the other? It seems like money is literally going round in circles here: the town hall receives extra funds from Madrid based on persons registered on the padrón; those persons on the padrón then receive a discount from the town hall; those same people then get taxed by Madrid on the received benefit.