In the morning plenary session this Thursday in Constitutional Council, The amendment aimed at exempting Chileans from paying contributions for their primary residence is being discussed.
The proposal was evaluated by the Chilean Association of Municipalities (Amuch) and the mayor of Zapallar. Gustavo Alessandri, who heads the organization.
“We know that the contributions represent the main income of the municipal community fund. We believe it is essential that implementation takes place gradually and that the state’s compensation mechanism for municipalities is clearly defined. In this way, balanced funding would be ensured and the welfare of the community would be ensured,” he explained.
The arguments accompanying the initiative approved by the Council’s Commission on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights show that 1,305,925 residential properties pay taxes in Chile. Of these, 52,000 are properties over 400 million pesos that pay a premium. Therefore, this proposal would benefit middle class people who own houses between 1,000 and 12,000 UF.
“For years we have been talking about a middle class that is increasingly affected and excluded from all social benefits and economic support. “That is why we welcome the amendment that would exempt Chileans from paying contributions for their first home, because it directly benefits families who have already invested all their savings in a property worth between 1,000 and 12,000 UF,” added Alessandri added.
Amuch hopes that the discussion will take place in a climate focused on the needs of the people and that this initiative will be seen as an opportunity to optimize the resources of the Chilean state.