Eliminate VAT on transactions cosmetic surgery. This is what he proposes center right with a motion presented to the Chamber and signed by all the parties of the government majority. the question ofVAT about aesthetic operations has been in the center of one for years complex legal dispute. The center-right asks the government for clarification, but there is no shortage of controversy. The Court also intervened in the matter Cassation.
Via VAT of cosmetic surgery, the center-right proposal
With a motion presented to the Chamber, the center-right asks the Government to exempt all VAT cosmetic surgery interventions. And to guarantee “regulatory certainty” to the operators of the sector, who have been dealing with litigation with the Tax Agency for some time.
The text was presented by the deputy of Go Italy Annarita Patriarca and signed by other exponents of the center right, such as Simona Loizzo della League and Luciano Ciocchetti, deputy of brothers from italy.
“The services of medicine and aesthetic surgery must fall into the category of health services not subject to VAT treatment”, explains the deputy of Forza Italia annarite patriarchfirst signer of the motion.
In support of the proposal, the text recalls that according to theWHO the concept of Health is inclusive of each “state of completeness” physical, mental and social well-being“which does not consist solely in the absence of disease or infirmity.”
What does the Supreme Court say?
The issue of VAT in cosmetic surgery operations is complex and has been the subject of one for years legal dispute. In 2005 a circular from theTax agency determined that these operations were tax freebecause they are precisely connected with the “psychophysical well-being” from the people.
In subsequent years, however, some local tax offices challenged the non-payment of VAT in light of a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Communities according to which aesthetic operations are included in exempt medical treatments only if they refer to injuries, disabilities and diseases.
He Cassation: the Supreme Court confirmed the European judgment, establishing that belongs to the taxpayer-doctor prove that these conditions exist in order to apply for the exemption.
The proposal did not go unnoticed, unleashing the controversy. Also because the motion comes just a few days after the proposal to abolish the super-vignette on luxury cars and supercars.
“As they prepare to take off the super bubble for those who have a Ferrari of 300,000 euros, the right asks the Government to eliminate VAT on cosmetic surgeries ”, he comments Nicola Fratoiannileader of the Italian left.
“I would expect more attention in who can no longer afford dental careor that you can’t anymore pay for drugs or that waits months if not years to be able to be visited”, he adds.
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