It was one of the promises of Emmanuel Macron. In 2020, 80% of French households will no longer pay Taxe d’habitation. This was voted by the deputies Saturday 21st October
The National Assembly voted on Saturday by 65 votes against 14, of one of the key measures of the 2018 budget, removing in three years, Taxe d’Habitation to 80% of households, despite criticism right and left.
Campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron, the reform of the housing tax will begin with a first down 30% in 2018 and 65% in 2019 and 100% in 2020 for the households concerned. This will represent a cost of 3 billion euros next year and 6.6 billion euros and 10.1 billion in 2020.
“A very important moment”
The device has not been substantially amended during the meeting, with the exception of an amendment to a Constructive evaluation report on the implementation of the compensation by the state to the municipalities whose revenue comes in 36% of the residence tax.
MPs, however, adopted in the wake of a government amendment to pass relief from Taxe d’Habitation for residents of nursing homes (nursing homes) who do not pay directly.
The Minister of Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin praised a “very important moment”, saying that the provision “will make 10 billion purchasing power our citizens,” the majority LREM modem and also putting forward “a true measure of power purchase “with the deletion of” unfair “tax.
— Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) 21 October 2017
But many elected LR are on the frontlines to denounce a “guardianship communities”, expressing particular concern that the “full” compensation promised by the state is not sustainable.
The left has also pointed to a risk of “disillusionment” of the French on their purchasing power and a “false good idea” that will “dig territorial inequalities.”