Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Taxe d'habitation to be abolished?

President Macron has confirmed his plan to abolish the tax over the next three years for 80% of households. The tax is a major source of income for the communes, representing about 20% of their revenue. The government will "reimburse" the mairies "euro for euro", but most maires remain sceptical. No details of which homes will be exonerated have been announced.
The tax seems to vary widely from house to house, based on a notional letting value (hence the apparent reluctance to have more than one bathroom!) and there are exonerations for low income and elderly residents. Nor has anything been said about the TV licence (redevance audiovisuel) which is normally parcelled up with the taxe d'habitation.
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