Three legislatures of debate, disagreements between PSPV, Compromís and Unides Podem and negotiations until the early hours of the morning to achieve a “voluntary and municipalist” tourist tax, will be in vain this Thursday when the Valencian Cortes vote to end “a tax did not “exist” with the validation of the Consell decree which repeals it.

And the Consell de PP and Vox will complete the repeal of the law on tourist tax, which did not enter into force due to the one-year moratorium with which it was approved. The mediator of the PP des Corts, Miguel Barrachina, presented this decree as the end of the “fiscal hell” into which he considers that Botànic has plunged the Valencian Community.

Vox deputy spokesperson Joaquín Alés announced his group’s support for this measure. He considered that the approval of the tourist tax was an “inopportune decision” in a context of “galloping inflation”.

The step that will be taken during this Thursday’s vote will mean the “burial” of this tax, which took seven years to be approved and which has been debated in practically all of Botànic’s budgets. Finally, a year ago, the PSPV-PSOE, Compromís and Unides Podem – the latter party is no longer represented in Parliament – gave their green light to this measure to the applause of the left, which the president of the ‘time, Ximo, did not. join Puig.

His successor, Carlos Mazón, spoke in favor of removing this tax. In fact, he announced the news at the London Tourism Fair, at the World Travel Market, where the Valencian Community was announced as a “tax-free” destination.

This promotion was the hook used by the deputy spokesperson of the PSPV-PSOE, María José Salvador, to criticize the government. He deemed it “regrettable, ridiculous and obscene” and accused them of “politicizing the tourist tax” with a “hyperbolization” of the measure.

For her part, Aitana Mas (Compromís) criticized the fact that the PP boasts of “eliminating something that has not come into force” and ironically said that “no one goes to Paris, Vienna, Venice , Barcelona or the Balearic Islands” because of this tax. “Many cities around the world have them and It wasn’t a problem for them“, declared the deputy spokesperson of the coalition.