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Where do Taxes of

Catalan people go to?


January 2012
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Catalonia
Spain
95 ! out of every 100 ! of taxes paid by Catalan citizens and
companies go directly to Spains Government, and only 5 ! go to
the Catalan Government
5 !
95 !
Main taxes
VAT
Income taxes
Corporate taxes
Special taxes
Source: Analysis of CCN based on data from Resultats de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya amb lAdministraci Central 2002-05, Grup de Treball per a
lactualitzaci de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya, 2008, Pressupost de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2011, Fons de Cohesi, Juan Carlos Martnez Lzaro
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Catalonia
European Union
Spain
Spain receives, in addition, 15 ! from European funds
(period 1986-2010)
5 !
95 !
15 !
Source: Analysis of CCN based on data from Resultats de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya amb lAdministraci Central 2002-05, Grup de Treball per a
lactualitzaci de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya, 2008, Pressupost de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2011, Fons de Cohesi, Juan Carlos Martnez Lzaro
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With these 110 !, Spain returns 55 ! to the Catalan Government,
spends 35 ! on improving the quality of life of other regions in Spain,
and spends 20 ! on absurd investments
Catalonia
European Union
Spain
Absurd
investments
5 !
95 !
15 !
Absurd (non-profitable) investments
High speed train (50.000 million !)
Highways with very low traffic (35.000 million !)
Airports with no traffic, or non-profitable (6.000 million !)
Subsidies, excess of government employees, "
35 !
20 !
55 !
Other regions without
fiscal deficit
Source: Analysis of CCN based on data from Resultats de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya amb lAdministraci Central 2002-05, Grup de Treball per a
lactualitzaci de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya, 2008, Pressupost de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2011, Fons de Cohesi, Juan Carlos Martnez Lzaro
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Consequently, for each 100 ! of taxes paid by Catalan
people, the Catalan Government receives only 60 !
Catalonia
European Union
Spain
5 !
95 !
15 ! 35 !
20 !
55 !
Other regions without
fiscal deficit
Source: Analysis of CCN based on data from Resultats de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya amb lAdministraci Central 2002-05, Grup de Treball per a
lactualitzaci de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya, 2008, Pressupost de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2011, Fons de Cohesi, Juan Carlos Martnez Lzaro
Absurd
investments
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Catalonia
European Union
Spain
Financial institutions,
citizens, ...
As a result, the Catalan Government must increase its debt,
in order to cover the expenses of its budget
5 !
95 !
24 !
35 !
20 !
55 !
Other regions without
fiscal deficit
15 !
Source: Analysis of CCN based on data from Resultats de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya amb lAdministraci Central 2002-05, Grup de Treball per a
lactualitzaci de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya, 2008, Pressupost de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2011, Fons de Cohesi, Juan Carlos Martnez Lzaro
Absurd
investments
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Financial institutions,
citizens, ...
Catalonia
European Union
Spain
The growing interests that the Catalan Government must
pay, reduce the money dedicated to Catalan citizens

5 !
95 !
24 !
35 !
20 !
55 !
Altres CCAA sense
dficit fiscal
15 !
Interest payments, and
debt repayment
Source: Analysis of CCN based on data from Resultats de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya amb lAdministraci Central 2002-05, Grup de Treball per a
lactualitzaci de la Balana Fiscal de Catalunya, 2008, Pressupost de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2011, Fons de Cohesi, Juan Carlos Martnez Lzaro
Absurd
investments
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In conclusion...
! 43% of taxes that Catalans pay, do not return
to Catalonia
! They are used for financing other regions in
Spain

Spain represents a cost for Catalans equal to
43% of the taxes that Catalans pay
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