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The changes in Taxe d'habitation financed by new valeur locative?

One of the promises made by President Macron was that 80% of of people will no longer have to pay the taxe d'habitation (that is those with a RFR of less than 20,000€ for a single person or 40,000€ for a couple as just examples)

The problem is of course that that leaves a black hole in the local communes finances. (The government is responsible for this policy, but doesn't give any extra to the local authority to compensate, or not necessarily..it is still vague)

Well-placed sources are now talking about re-valuing the valeur locative that is the notional rental value that serves as the base figure for both the local taxes.

http://www.capital.fr/immobilier/reforme-des-valeurs-locatives-avec-la-taxe-d-habitation-1236714

This could see a big jump in them, in both for those over the threshold and in the Taxe foncière  even for owners who no longer have to pay the other.
Nothing certain yet but be aware..

http://immobilier.lefigaro.fr/article/taxe-d-habitation-les-negociations-avec-les-collectivites-locales-debutent_a4ac34ea-6ad2-11e7-9d9a-1716816d1405/

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Re: The changes in Taxe d'habitation financed by new valeur locative?

It has been discussed for some time, Norman, though whether Mr. Jupiter would dare increase taxes when he has been promising to lower them remains to be seen.
He has also told regional and lower levels of goverment to save money. I have a figure of 3 billion in mind but will have to check. Of course they will moan and moan but in fact they spend far too much money.

Ooops, it is 13 billion. Not so difficult.

In my valley there are 5 tiny communes - a few hundred people each. One would be more than enough with one administration and administrator; shared staff and equipment and voluntary care of loval environment by housegolders - eg the grass verges in front and opposite houses as in my little lane. Oh, and fewer fete to which the commune contributes.

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Yes I am sure savings are possible, but my main point is that the notional rental value which is the basis on which these taxes are calculated looks likely to be re-assessed.
I doubt it will go down for most people...Cry Out [:'(]

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
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Re: The changes in Taxe d'habitation financed by new valeur locative?

And about time too !

I can think of loads of situations not a million kms from here where the VL has never been re-assessed because improvements have been made (without proper permission) and thus no re-assessment.

But then many of the locals haven't hitherto troubled themselves with the bureaucratic niceties.


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Ah, but will it be a proper reassessment or just a desktop exercise?
Andy

A European Rahinja.
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They will just revise them all upwards by a percentage, it will take no more than a few keystrokes but no doubt a complete new organisation will be created to implement the change.

 

Proper revaluations for all properties is of course the only fair and equitable thing to do, were I living in a fair and equitable country I would be worried!

 

I will wait and see what transpires, I'm fairly certain that I will fall in the 80% who will no longer pay as my revenue de reference is only 29% of my actual revenue, if I will be exempt then a revaluation wont make me lose any sleep.

 

It might even be a trick to create a sort of amnesty, which would result in a proper revaluation albeit voluntary for lots of propertys, then they can just tweak the criteria so the 80% becomes 20%

 

I think this guy is a shrewd cookie.


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I really don't see why it shouldn't or couldn't be a proper re-evaluation. After all, there have been other Commune-wide exercises in recent years (SPANC & the Census) which involve 'participation' by households. Of course there would be situations where people are economical with la verite, but the Mairies have a pretty good idea what people have and what they've done to their properties and could police the returns.

Having said all that, I object to the current methodology. Until recently, our ordures menageres was billed on the basis of the number of adults in the property. Simple and fair. Now, its part of the Taxe d'Hab & accordingly you pay more if your income is higher.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I was a fan of the notorious Poll Tax of the Thatcher era. It seemed to me that your local taxation being assessed on your usage of local services based on the number of people in the household, was a fair way of charging. Demonstrable low income provided allowances or even elimination of liability.

Tin hat on !




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Re the financial black hole, in our and the surrounding villages we have the new communal bins where from next year we will pay by volume for the amount of rubbish we dispose of. Up to 18 x 60 litre sacs they assure us will generate a bill that will be a saving on the usual yearly bill and will be a set charge but put sac 19 in the bin and the charges kick in. A lot of folk in our village ie older/singles/ holiday homes and some large families didn't have a dustbin and made use of the local dechetterie so had a much smaller bill so I guess there is a fair bit of money to made here for the local finances now that everyone has to pay up. This year we have not had the usual flower tubs dotted around the village so that must be another saving not forking out for plants and as we don't need the daily plant watering chappy one less salary although I have seen him working in the dechetterie. No doubt we will lose the 3 x 3 etoiles flower signs but that means the chappy that comes and washes them wont be needed either - it may not sound much but 'every little helps' the local finance pot! http://services.completefrance.com/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/images/emotions/wink.gif Mrs KG
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