Government marches back, no tax for non-professional fishermen


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In the recent draft of the Budget Law, one item said that an annual fee would be required from next year to engage in non-professional fishing. The “recipients” of the novelty would be those who went fishing for sport and recreational purposes, and it would take effect from 2019 with an annual fee of between 10 and 100 euros depending also on the size of the boat. Instead, the government seems to have backtracked.

Government marches back on tax for those who go fishing

Instead, the government seems to have backtracked, as Ugo Claudio Matteoli, president of Fipsas, explains in a video released on Facebook where he explains that the introduction of the tax appears to have at least slipped for 2019. Its introduction in the Budget Law would have meant that it would come into effect from January 2019, without the material time to create a dialogue to assess the effects, both negative and positive, that the novelty would bring.

This stop, if it finds confirmation, would leave time to create a constructive discussion aimed at creating a shared and, above all, useful solution for the fishing movement.

Promises and policy proposals for the Italian boating world are still on the high seas.



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