• For the PP the development of extraordinary measures in the area of patronage is urgent, such as increasing the deduction percentages for simple donations or establishing deductions in corporation tax (IS) for donations made
The Popular Parliamentary Group has urged the Government to develop extraordinary measures to minimize the closure of companies and the destruction of jobs in the cultural sector.
With a Proposal not of Law signed by the spokesperson of the Popular Group, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, the attached spokeswoman Marta González, the spokesperson for Culture, María Soledad Cruz-Guzmán and the deputy Eduardo Carazo, the GPP proposes, among other measures, " make 20% of institutional advertising time available in the public media for the information and promotion of cultural activities in our country during the year 2020 ”.
It also requests the Government "to carry out a joint reopening campaign to promote cultural consumption, which also includes the digital offer and the importance of accessing content through the legal offer of digital content."
Likewise, the GPP proposes "incorporating into the functions of the network of economic and commercial offices of Spain abroad, the promotion of Spanish cultural products, of exhibition spaces in our country, the diffusion of incentives for audiovisual productions and the resolution of doubts about its possible application by international investors in the audiovisual field ”.
Fourth, the GPP proposes to “redesign the calendar of national and international fairs and actions to promote Spanish culture abroad, with the corresponding financial support from the Ministry of Culture and Sport”.
The explanatory memorandum recalls that since the declaration of the state of alarm "practically all cultural activities have been suspended and substantially reduced those related to the publishing field", while stressing that "business activity in the field of culture is a contribution to the Spanish economy of 3.2% of our GDP and it is a source of employment for 70,000 people, without counting on indirect jobs and its connection with other areas ”.
For this reason, the GPP stresses that "the need for government support to the cultural sector in the field of promotion and dissemination must be taken as an indispensable measure to boost the sector."
Likewise, with another Proposition not of Law, the GPP urges the Government to develop extraordinary measures also in the area of patronage. Specifically, the Popular Group calls on the Executive "to increase the beneficiary entities of the current Law, including as beneficiary entities individuals and legal entities with a profit motive, who carry out business or professional activities in the respective fields of action."
Likewise, it is requested “to expand the legal figures included in the aforementioned law with urgent provision of services; collaboration agreements in activities of general interest (without limitation to their application to companies and entrepreneurs or professionals); and loan of use or loan on assets of special protection within the scope of the respective Historical Heritage Law ”.
To this list of expansion of the legal figures, it is also added “the possibility of transferring to the borrower the use of premises for carrying out projects or activities declared to be of social interest; and cultural consumption, expanding the list of cultural consumer goods, with the incorporation of books, tickets to musical, theatrical, film and other performances ”.
Likewise, the GPP proposes "to increase the deduction percentages for pure and simple donations and in collaboration agreements made by natural persons, as well as to encourage microfinance through large deductions in the income tax fee".
Finally, it proposes “to establish deductions in the Corporation Tax for the donations made, more extensive when there is a commitment to loyalty or
multi-year contributions ”, as well as“ establishing a program to recognize the value of patronage and patronage, depriving it of anonymous character and giving it the notoriety and prestige that its collaboration for the common good deserves through the financing of culture ”.
In the explanatory memorandum, the GPP underlines that “it is necessary for the Government to act to protect our heritage and our culture”, while pointing out that “the situation we are facing needs public-private collaboration and to This, improving and expanding the current Law 49/2020, of December 23, on the tax regime of non-profit entities and tax incentives for patronage, should be a priority. "