José María Gay de Liébana, professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona and full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), strongly criticizes the fiscal policy of the Government of Spain and, in particular, from some of their autonomous communities in the video “Todos los Santos y la necrofilia tributaria” (All Saints’ Day and the tax necrophilia”, one of their usual tutorials of the E-Konomía section of the newspaper “La Vanguardia” published on November 1. With a marked informative character, Gay de Liébana periodically publishes these short videos where he addresses current issues directly and easily that can be viewed at any time.
In this case, the academician addresses the contradictions of inheritance tax still in force in some communities, highlighting the differences in both taxes paid for inheritance and the cost of burials depending on the autonomy in which one lives or die. He also focuses on the harmonization of donations and successions that the Government pursues, although always on the rise. Spain is a country that “bases its prosperity on increasing taxes”, says the economist, who denounces what he considers a “reimposition on inheritance.”
In less than two minutes and in a jocular tone, Gay de Liébana takes advantage of the festivity of All Saints’ Day and reminds the deceased to consider that Spain makes the legendary film “For a Few Dollars More”, of Clint Eastwood, come true. “This is a country that bases its economic prosperity on increasing the inheritance tax and on increasing the types of encumbrances waiting for people to die and earn taxes. We must consider that a country that thinks so what it’s considering for the future” concludes.