War between ports and state: it’s truce, but only until June 30


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A breath of fresh air for 24 Italian marinas in litigation with the state. After the resounding protest in which more than three hundred industry workers, symbolically dressed in life jackets, demonstrated in Rome in front of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. The result is here: the Internal Revenue Service has, for now, suspended requests for increases in state fees of even up to 700 percent.

War between ports and state: it’s truce, but only until June 30

The bone of contention concerns the retroactive increase in state fees, which has already been declared illegitimate-as well as by the civil courts of Italy, Courts of Appeals, TAR and Council of State-in a 2017 Constitutional Court ruling. Despite this, the State Property and Revenue Agencies until now had continued with the issuance of tax bills.

Despite this, the “war” among the 24 ports affected by the request for retroactive fee increases is not yet over. The decree, contained in the Milleproroghe, provides for a suspension of the payment of fees retroactive to the concession contract until June 30. Then, if a final solution is not reached, the truce will end. And the war will resume.

Ports, state revokes concessions (even if rulings prove them wrong)


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