The measure concerns 0.3% of taxpayers, according to Gérald Darmanin. In recent days, the National Union of Property Owners (UNPI) has received many calls from indignant taxpayers by the mail they received this summer from the tax administration.

Gérald Darmanin tried to minimize the controversy over the increase in property tax, recalling that it concerns 0.3% of the French.

The news is creaking the teeth among owners. Gérald Darmanin estimated Thursday on BFM that 130,000 tax households would experience an increase in property tax this year due to a review of the rental value of their property.

” It is necessary to relativize. There are 130,000 tax households which will experience an increase in the property tax on more than 45 million households, or 0.3% of taxpayers, ”reacted the Minister of Public Accounts, in response to growing criticism of this increase.

Declines too

“There are some who will also experience declines.” And remember that if the owners “have done work in their homes, if they have added a room or if they have made a swimming pool, there is indeed an increase in the rental value of their property, that’s all. absolutely normal ”.

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There “exists a local freedom” which makes it possible to increase the property tax via the tax rate, fixed in part by the municipalities and in part by the departments, also defended the former mayor of Tourcoing.

The finance law for 2019 stipulates that the property tax is reassessed according to inflation. This year, an increase of 2.2% was applied, corresponding to “harmonized inflation”, AFP learned from the Ministry of Public Accounts. The price index for the year 2018 was 1.8%.

Indignant taxpayers

In recent days, the National Union of Property Owners (UNPI) has received many calls from indignant taxpayers by the mail they received this summer from the tax administration. They interpreted the increase in their property tax as a direct consequence of the abolition of the housing tax for all tax households in 2022.

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Olivier Dussopt, Secretary of State to the Minister of Action and Public Accounts, swept this hypothesis on Monday, assuring that “operations to revalue rental bases had no connection with the abolition of the housing tax “.