STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
THE so-called “Renta Agil” service will be available as of today through to 29th June, a ministry spokesman confirmed. Appointments with an advisor can be made by telephoning 971-767676 or through the web page www.atib.es. Last year, the government said, 54'963 people in the Balearic Islands chose to settle their tax affairs in this manner.

The Director of the regional tax office, Maria Antonia Truyols and Economy Minister Carles Manera said that there will be “Renta Agil” centres at various points around the Balearic Islands and that one of them will be at Palma Central Station in Plaza España.

The service provided by tax administrators is wide ranging. The appointment will give the contributor the chance to confirm already completed draft tax returns, to complete declarations and send them to local authorities on-line. “Renta Agil” also provides a home-visiting service to enable people who are elderly or infirm to make their declarations without leaving the house.

Minister Manera said that for the most vulnerable sections of society such as the handicapped and young, the government is prepared to make 52 million euros worth of tax allowances. This is due to a progressive tax benefit policy which has now been in place since 2008. He also said that between 18 and 20 percent of the Balearic economy is black market trading.

Truyols said that last year in the Balearics, apart from 54'963 people making a tax declaration, ministry advice services attended to the queries of more than 49'000 people and nearly 42'000 made their declarations through the internet. As well as Palma's “Renta Agil” offices which are open Mon-Fri 9.30am-2pm, 4.30-7.30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, there are offices in Pollença and Felanitx (Mon,Wed, and Fri 9.30am-2pm, 3.30-7.30pm) and in Alcudia (Tues & Thurs 9.30am-2pm and 3.30-7.30pm).