Today’s Council of Ministers session has provided a platform for in-depth reflection on the future of the Superbonus, the tax incentive that has monopolized public attention. The most significant development that has taken shape in recent hours is the evolution of Guido Quintino Liris’ original proposal in the Senate.
A Selective Sal for Meritorious Works
Instead of adopting a universal approach with an extraordinary Sal at the end of the year for all expenses, a more selective and targeted option is being considered. The idea is to limit this opportunity only to certain types of works considered particularly meritorious. If implemented, this perspective could represent a concrete solution to break the political deadlock that has characterized the Superbonus debate for weeks.
Superbonus: Conditional Scenarios and Decisions in the Council
However, at the moment, these are still conditional scenarios. In yesterday’s pre-council, a draft of the new saving-expenses decree was expected, but the detailed provisions have not yet been finalized. The rules will be subject to direct decision by the Council of Ministers. Undersecretary of Economy Lucia Albano stated that one of the options under consideration is the Sal, but many situations are still open. Minister Giorgetti will evaluate the various options, with the possibility of an ad hoc decree seeming the most likely choice, albeit not entirely certain.
Tensions and Divisions in the Majority
Tensions within the majority remain evident, with Forza Italia pushing for an extension of the Superbonus, especially for those who have completed over 70% of the works. However, Minister of Economy Giancarlo Giorgetti’s statements highlight the weight of extra costs related to the Superbonus, fueling divisions within the majority.
Superbonus: Innovative Solutions to Optimize Costs
To address the issue of works that could be deferred to 2024, a selective option for the extraordinary Sal has been proposed. Instead of considering all 2023 expenses, there is a consideration to limit this opportunity only to certain types of works considered more meritorious.
Litigation-Saving Package and Other Options
Among other options on the table, there is also consideration of a litigation-saving package to avoid the recovery of tax credits if the works are not completed within the prescribed deadlines. Additionally, a revision of the architectural barrier bonus is being considered to prevent abuses and ensure a more targeted use of the incentive.
The Narrow Path of the Superbonus
In conclusion, despite many uncertainties and political tensions, the debate on the Superbonus seems to be leaning towards a more selective and targeted solution. The goal is to optimize costs and ensure the effective use of tax incentives. The situation remains dynamic, and further developments are expected in the coming weeks. In a context where citizens, families, businesses, and part of the majority converge to press Minister Giorgetti for timely intervention, the path is extremely narrow. Reflection on the Superbonus intensifies, but it is crucial to find a balance between economic impacts and the need to support the involved families and businesses.