Macron's planned tax reforms and you

After 209 days, France’s Tax Freedom Day has finally arrived

During his presidential campaign, Emmanuel Macron promised changes to the way property was taxed in France. Now he is in office, what are these changes likely to mean for you?

Sweeping exemptions to taxe d’habitation

One of President Macron’s most popular election pledges was to exempt 80% of the population, about 18 million households, from paying the local residence tax, the taxe d’habitation.
Residence tax is currently payable annually by the occupier of any property, whether tenant or owner, in which they were resident on the first of January of that year.
Rates vary by commune but are loosely based on notional rental values. Holiday lets are exempted but second homes are not. Owner-occupiers pay taxe d’habitation in addition to taxe foncière, a local land tax.
During his campaign, Mr Macron branded the taxe d’habitation “unfair”. ...

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