Saccomanni says new property taxes won't exceed IMU level
Minister promises to control burden on Italian taxpayers29 October, 16:12
The new taxes will be carefully measured, "in order to not increase the overall tax burden on taxpayers," Saccomanni said during meetings of the House and Senate finance committees.
Earlier in the day, the Audit Court in Rome said it saw a risk that property taxes could become higher next year.
There have been fears that the series of new taxes that will replace IMU to finance local services, some of which will be paid by people renting property and not just home owners, will end up costing more than IMU did.
The Audit Court said the government's 2014 budget bill, which gives local authorities more power in setting the tax rates, carried the risk of "further tax increases", especially on homes.
It added that people who had two properties or more were especially at risk.