Friday, 21 January, 2022

Darmanin confirms the abolition of the housing tax for all by 2022

The Minister of Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin, confirmed in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday to the National Assembly the abolition of the housing tax for all taxpayers, excluding second homes, by 2022.

“I confirm that we have to fulfill the promise and then the commitment of the President of the Republic, made at the end of 2017 to eliminate 100% of the housing tax without second homes by the end of the five-year term, that is to say by the 2022 budget year, “said Mr. Darmanin during the debate on the great debate at the Palais Bourbon.

The minister, who was responding to a question from the elected socialist Christine Pirès-Beaune, added that this “very important text” could fall “without doubt” within the framework of the finance bill for 2020.

As part of the PLF

“There will be no corrective bill obviously since the crisis of the yellow vests and the great debate did not allow us to put it on the agenda,” he said.

“But we propose to do it within the framework of the PLF (…) so that all the elected representatives of France, before returning to the voters, in particular during the municipal elections of 2020, can actually know what is the compensation, the reduction, the replacement, the renewal of local taxation “, continued Mr. Darmanin.

In January, mayors called on the government to clarify its position on the housing tax, the abolition of which was then likely to be reviewed for the wealthiest 20% of French people.

(with AFP)


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