Local taxes 2024: these large cities where property taxes are still climbing – 05/22/2024 at 2:05 p.m.

Local taxes 2024: these large cities where property taxes are still climbing – 05/22/2024 at 2:05 p.m.
Local taxes 2024: these large cities where property taxes are still climbing – 05/22/2024 at 2:05 p.m.

In terms of property taxes, stability will be required in most large cities in France, with a few notable exceptions.


No major upheavals in sight. For this year 2024,

property tax rates will remain at the same level as last year in more than 80% of towns with 40,000 inhabitants and their intermunicipalities

according to a study by the FSL firm relayed by

The echoes

, Wednesday 22 May. The cabinet has reviewed the voted deliberations, and observes an overall trend towards stability. For municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants (and intermunicipalities), 34 of them, out of a total of 42, thus maintain the same levels of property tax rates and housing tax for second homes.

For the remaining eight major cities however,

new increases have been decided. The largest increase goes to Nice, where the municipal council voted for an increase of 19.2% for the 2024 property tax.

Mayor Christian Estrosi’s camp had defended these increases, aiming to guarantee the “sustainability of the services offered to the people of Nice”.

Followed by Saint-Etienne (15%), Nancy (14.5%), Annecy (14.1%), Villeurbanne (10%) and Montreuil (+5%).

According to figures from the FSL firm, the average change in local tax rates in large cities on a national scale is +1.2% (1.6% excluding Paris). For towns with 40,000 to 100,000 inhabitants, the trend towards stability is even more marked: the rates remain unchanged in 85% of these 154 territories.

On the revenue side, municipalities and their groups will also see their tax bases increase mechanically due to the flat rate revision of

cadastral rental values, decided by the State. This revaluation will reach +3.9% in 2024.

These rental values ​​constitute the basis for imposing property tax on built properties.

In the Assembly, the work of decentralization and a new local tax

At the beginning of April, the question of creating a new contribution at the hands of local authorities caused new discord between deputies, after the presentation of a report as part of the new stage of decentralization promised by President Emmanuel Macron.

The National Assembly made its contribution in addition to the conclusions of the mission entrusted by the Head of State to their colleague Eric Woerth. the deputies of the delegation to local authorities, chaired by the deputy David Valence, thus produced their own report, which does not make any recommendations but lists the positions of the various political groups on twelve specific questions such as the

“removal of one of the four strata” (municipalities, intermunicipalities, departments, regions) or the “resurgence of the territorial advisor”

shared between region and department. The document does not avoid taxation: if the concept of “fiscal autonomy” is the subject of a broad consensus from left to right, this is not the case for the idea of ​​a

“contribution to the local public service” the amount of which would be “entirely controllable” by the communities.

The new tax reveals new divisions, including within the majority where Renaissance and the MoDem are clearly in favor of this approach, while Horizons underlines the need to “limit the tax pressure” and instead pleads for a “sharing” of certain “national taxes” such as those on income or corporations.



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