Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

By appealing for donations, Gérald Darmanin awakens the debate on the ISF


The Minister of Action and Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin, on Tuesday launched an appeal for national solidarity to finance the compensation fund for self-employed workers. What relaunch on the left the debate on the progressivity of the tax and the reintroduction of the ISF.

Gérald Darmanin launched an appeal for national solidarity to finance the compensation fund for the self-employed.

In a France confined for two weeks, it took little for the debate on the progressivity of the tax to be relaunched. It was Gérald Darmanin himself who lit the fuse (although involuntarily), by calling for national solidarity to finance the compensation fund of 2 billion euros for self-employed workers. In an interview with “Figaro” published on Tuesday, the Minister of Action and Public Accounts announced the launch of a platform allowing everyone to contribute to this fund.

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According to those around him, these donations would not be tax-exempt as donations to associations are.

Surge of generosity

Since the announcement of this fund, the two ministers of Bercy have looked kindly at large companies so that they agree to replenish it, recalling the outpouring of generosity after the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris. But the large private groups have not rushed to respond.

Read also:

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At most, the insurers have agreed to supplement this fund to the tune of 200 million euros. This contribution is seen as compensation on their part, insofar as this health crisis cannot be compensated as a natural disaster would be. “For those who can, especially for companies whose activity continues or which are the least affected, it is a way of making their contribution to the nation’s solidarity effort towards those in economic situations. the most difficult “, according to Gérald Darmanin.

The participation of the private sector will be welcome insofar as the cost of this fund will probably be much higher than the 2 billion announced for the moment. At least 1 million companies would be concerned for compensation of 1,500 euros, which could even be increased to 2,000 euros if the company is close to filing for bankruptcy.

The debate on the ISF relaunched

This call for solidarity would be aimed more at companies than at individuals. “In this exceptional situation, some companies whose decline in activity is less severe say they are ready to help small businesses”, one explains in the entourage of Gérald Darmanin. Nevertheless, this proposal was enough to relaunch the recurring debate in France on the progressivity of the tax.

On Twitter, the leader of France Insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, was quick to react. “Darmanin is doing the round instead of re-establishing the ISF. Is it a test to measure the country’s capacity for indignation? “ he said. It was quickly followed by the PS deputy, Boris Vallaud, who proposed to introduce “Something like a contribution from everyone according to their means?” A progressive tax? And let’s be crazy, even on the fortune! “

Tax allocation

On the far right side, on the contrary, it is the weight of taxes and their allocation that have been called into question. “In France the state takes nearly half of the national wealth in taxes and our Minister of Public Accounts launches the equivalent of a leetchi kitty to help businesses? “ reacted the RN executive, Jean Messiha.

In any case, Gérald Darmanin, who will speak Tuesday evening at “8 pm” of TF1, will have to respond again on the balance of the fiscal policy carried out by the government. Further tax cuts are planned by the end of the five-year term, in particular the reduction in the corporate tax rate and the disappearance of the housing tax for the wealthiest 20%. “At this stage, the tax cuts are not called into question”, we respond to Bercy.

Longer deadlines for the income tax return

Should we postpone the tax return or not because of the Coronavirus epidemic? Gérald Darmanin has decided. The exercise to which the taxpayers engage each spring will finally be postponed by one week, announced the Minister of Action and Public Accounts at the “8pm” of TF1. Households will have to declare their income no later than June 4, June 8 or June 11, depending on their area of ​​residence. For the first time, taxpayers who still file on paper will have more time than online filers, given the uncertainty over postal deadlines in June.

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>>> France facing the coronavirus epidemic. What were the different stages of the alert? What is the day-to-day epidemiological situation? What measures has the government decided to take to limit the spread of the pandemic? To support the economy? Answers here in the special “Echoes” file.

The Minister of Action and Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin, on Tuesday launched an appeal for national solidarity to finance the compensation fund for self-employed workers. What relaunch on the left the debate on the progressivity of the tax and the reintroduction of the ISF.

Gérald Darmanin launched an appeal for national solidarity to finance the compensation fund for the self-employed.

In a France confined for two weeks, it took little for the debate on the progressivity of the tax to be relaunched. It was Gérald Darmanin himself who lit the fuse (although involuntarily), by calling for national solidarity to finance the compensation fund of 2 billion euros for self-employed workers. In an interview with “Figaro” published on Tuesday, the Minister of Action and Public Accounts announced the launch of a platform allowing everyone to contribute to this fund.

Read also:

DOSSIER – France facing the coronavirus epidemic

LIVE Update on the situation in France and around the world this Tuesday, March 30

According to those around him, these donations would not be tax-exempt as donations to associations are.

Surge of generosity

Since the announcement of this fund, the two ministers of Bercy have looked kindly at large companies so that they agree to replenish it, recalling the outpouring of generosity after the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris. But the large private groups have not rushed to respond.

Read also:

Aid to micro-businesses and self-employed workers will be improved

At most, the insurers have agreed to supplement this fund to the tune of 200 million euros. This contribution is seen as compensation on their part, insofar as this health crisis cannot be compensated as a natural disaster would be. “For those who can, especially for companies whose activity continues or which are the least affected, it is a way of making their contribution to the nation’s solidarity effort towards those in economic situations. the most difficult “, according to Gérald Darmanin.

The participation of the private sector will be welcome insofar as the cost of this fund will probably be much higher than the 2 billion announced for the moment. At least 1 million companies would be concerned for compensation of 1,500 euros, which could even be increased to 2,000 euros if the company is close to filing for bankruptcy.

The debate on the ISF relaunched

This call for solidarity would be aimed more at companies than at individuals. “In this exceptional situation, some companies whose decline in activity is less severe say they are ready to help small businesses”, one explains in the entourage of Gérald Darmanin. Nevertheless, this proposal was enough to relaunch the recurring debate in France on the progressivity of the tax.

On Twitter, the leader of France Insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, was quick to react. “Darmanin is doing the round instead of re-establishing the ISF. Is it a test to measure the country’s capacity for indignation? “ he said. It was quickly followed by the PS deputy, Boris Vallaud, who proposed to introduce “Something like a contribution from everyone according to their means?” A progressive tax? And let’s be crazy, even on the fortune! “

Tax allocation

On the far right side, on the contrary, it is the weight of taxes and their allocation that have been called into question. “In France the state takes nearly half of the national wealth in taxes and our Minister of Public Accounts launches the equivalent of a leetchi kitty to help businesses? “ reacted the RN executive, Jean Messiha.

In any case, Gérald Darmanin, who will speak Tuesday evening at “8 pm” of TF1, will have to respond again on the balance of the fiscal policy carried out by the government. Further tax cuts are planned by the end of the five-year term, in particular the reduction in the corporate tax rate and the disappearance of the housing tax for the wealthiest 20%. “At this stage, the tax cuts are not called into question”, we respond to Bercy.

Longer deadlines for the income tax return

Should we postpone the tax return or not because of the Coronavirus epidemic? Gérald Darmanin has decided. The exercise to which the taxpayers engage each spring will finally be postponed by one week, announced the Minister of Action and Public Accounts at the “8pm” of TF1. Households will have to declare their income no later than June 4, June 8 or June 11, depending on their area of ​​residence. For the first time, taxpayers who still file on paper will have more time than online filers, given the uncertainty over postal deadlines in June.

—————

>>> France facing the coronavirus epidemic. What were the different stages of the alert? What is the day-to-day epidemiological situation? What measures has the government decided to take to limit the spread of the pandemic? To support the economy? Answers here in the special “Echoes” file.