Most local tax bills in France are lower but not all

Many residents will have been pleased to see their annual taxe d’habitation bill drop this autumn – as promised by President Macron – but others have complained of increases.

Social media posts talk of people being “taken for idiots” after taxpayers were faced with “paying more when the media keeps telling us it’s going down”.

There are several reasons why some bills have gone up, despite promises of a 30% cut (to be followed by another in 2019 before full exemption) for most.

Firstly, ...

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