These 40 billion in local taxes that households did not have to pay

These 40 billion in local taxes that households did not have to pay
These 40 billion in local taxes that households did not have to pay

Due to the elimination of the housing tax on their main residence, local taxation on individuals has fallen by 22% on average since 2017.

All in all, French taxpayers come out the winners. “In 2023, households and businesses pay less local taxes than in 2017 because the successive increases in other local taxes over the 2017-2023 period remain lower than the reduction», We can read in a note written by the general rapporteur of the Budget to the National Assembly, the Renaissance deputy Jean-René Cazeneuve.

For households, the total local tax bill increased from 45.5 billion euros to 37.1 billion per year over the period thanks to the total elimination of the housing tax on main residences. According to some experts, this large-scale tax reform would have been the campaign promise that earned Emmanuel Macron his election in 2017. A promise kept since this tax was actually completely removed last year, creating a shortfall in revenue. of more than 17 billion (in 2017 value) per year for state coffers. In total, this represents “A…

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