Taxes: this commune in Lot-et-Garonne lowers its property tax (again)

Taxes: this commune in Lot-et-Garonne lowers its property tax (again)
Taxes: this commune in Lot-et-Garonne lowers its property tax (again)

The property tax will increase again this year, by 3.9% on average.

But some municipalities manage to lower it.

To see this, the TF1 news went to Tonneins, in Lot-et-Garonne.

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Your tax form sometimes hides pleasant surprises. Thus, the property tax of the municipality of Tonneins (Lot-et-Garonne) has decreased by 2%. And this is already the second year in a row.

However, the trend is rather towards an increase in local taxes: +14% in Metz, +25% in Grenoble last year. The cause is inflation and the abolition of housing tax. “It’s a purchasing power decision. People will spend a little less on our property taxes”, explains the mayor of Tonneins. A way for him to “make you want to settle down” in the commune.

Property tax can represent up to half of municipal revenues

To balance the budget, the Tonneins town hall must make significant savings. So, right now, every street light is being replaced with LEDs. “It will save the city money. An LED lamp consumes four times less than a normal lamp”details an electrician from Bouygues Énergies et Service, in full intervention.

The lighting is also turned off every night from 10 p.m. With these measures, the mayor hopes to earn 150,000 euros at the end of the year.

Same thing for municipal employees: in ten years, the municipality has separated around twenty agents. Today, they are all versatile. “With versatility, I always manage to find an agent who can do the repair or action that needs to be done at the moment”explains Christophe Dupin, head of department for the town of Tonneins.

Lowering taxes is a difficult measure for town halls to adopt. Especially since the property tax can represent up to half of their revenue.

The editorial staff of TF1info | TF1 report: T. Vartanian, E. Boishult




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