Argentina's income tax debate intensifies

In light of the upcoming 2017 legislative elections 2017, Sergio Massa's (Frente Renovador) proposed income tax bill is becoming embattled (Clarín, 1 December 2016). Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay, who had previously encouraged the measure has stated bill might not viable, while toughening the limits of the negotiations (TN, 1 December 2016). Besides the Government opposition to this measure, ALEARA union workers have expressed concern over the negative impact this initiative might have (Clarín, 1 December 2016).