Permanent Observatory on Fiscal Policies – July 2008
The family quotient, according to the French model, would entail average annual tax savings of about 800 euros per family (values that increase in direct proportion to the family’s income and the number of dependents). An average saving that, at an aggregate level, would represent a not negligible amount (from a macroeconomic point of view) also, and above all, in terms of the family’s spending capacity and the resulting increase in consumption.
This is what emerges from the study carried out by Eurispes’ Permanent Fiscal Observatory on the hypothesis of applying the family quotient in Italy.
The tax mechanism of the family quotient seems, therefore, to determine a reduction in direct taxation for families with specific features (in terms of gross taxable income and members number), with undeniable positive repercussions on their spending capacity and, consequently, on their quality of life.