The taxman enlists Artificial Intelligence in the fight against tax evasion.
A battle that will also be waged by focusing on the taxpayer's spontaneous compliance, with lower prizes and penalties for those who collaborate.
This is the path traced by the delegation to the government for tax reform, which aims to change the face of the taxman with a series of interventions ranging from the new 3-rate personal income tax to the rationalization of VAT.
Measures that receive the applause of various categories, but the rejection of the CGIL, which is putting pressure on the government to make comparisons before making decisions.
The measure, expected next week in the Council of Ministers, meanwhile takes an ever more complete form.
After the slides from the Ministry of the Economy, some drafts have begun to circulate, which confirm the general framework:
a bill in 22 articles and five parts, which delegates the government to implement the "revision of the tax system" within 24 months.
One of the measures on which attention is focused is the new personal income tax.
The delegation generically provides for the "review and gradual reduction" of the tax in compliance with progressivity and with a view to arriving at a system with a "single tax rate" (which is the legislature's objective of a 'flat tax' for all).
In fact, there will be a move from 4 to 3 brackets with lower rates: two hypotheses that would be under study, a system with rates at 23%, 33% and 43% and a more expensive alternative (according to rumours, 10 billion, against 6 of the other) with the second bracket at 27%.
The simulations that circulate show different benefits with a concentration in any case for medium-high incomes.
We are also waiting to understand how the VAT review will translate: the objective is to homogenize it for similar goods and services "of greater social importance" and it is not excluded that for some goods, such as bread, pasta and milk, it may be to zero.
VAT is also reduced for the import and sale of works of art.
In the envisaged reorganization of the forest of tax expenditures - an intervention from which coverage for the reform is expected - "particular regard" is promised for tax discounts concerning the composition of the family nucleus, the protection of homes, health, education, energy efficiency and seismic risk reduction.
And if greater recourse will also be made to risk analysis and artificial intelligence solutions for the fight against tax evasion, the regime of concessions remains in the reorganization of the gaming system but to protect the most vulnerable subjects there is a tightening on gambling and the winnings and the ban on betting on under18 amateur sports competitions.
A reform on which the oppositions go on the attack ("