Council tax scandal Favourite Spanish Property Insight › Forums › Spanish Property Forums › Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion › Council tax scandal This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Anonymous 10 years, 11 months ago. Author Posts February 24, 2008 at 2:08 pm #53697 AnonymousParticipant Is not about spanish property but I think a lot of people here would be interested in the article by Telegraph newspaper: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/24/ncouncil124.xml February 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm #79093 AnonymousParticipant I really think that the IBI tax here in Spain (similar to the council tax) should be higher so councils could give better services to the community and then not depending in oversupply of properties to get cash. What is your opinion about this? February 24, 2008 at 3:22 pm #79095 AnonymousParticipant IBI: Peterpara, you being Spanish know very well it will not make any difference to their services or level of competence. A very large majority of people who own a property and do not live there through out the year, do not use the services the Council provide and already pay the other Taxes. The extra tax collected by the Council will be used for the drinks and Jamon Serrano for the staff and their enchufes at the Casita de Ayutemento at the annual February 24, 2008 at 4:55 pm #79098 AnonymousParticipant I agree with you! In fact my council (Lorca, Murcia) has a calculated debt of about 80 million euro. Spent in things like meats for 400 people in electoral acts velied in cultural acts. February 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm #79099 AnonymousParticipant Peterpara: Its boils down to accountability & taking responsibility. No body at any level does this in Spain & it is detrimental to Spain & its people. €80 million debt cannot happen overnight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Author Posts The forum ‘Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.