Long-term care: will retirees be taxed more to finance the new “autonomy” branch of the Social Security?

Long-term care: will retirees be taxed more to finance the new “autonomy” branch of the Social Security?

The government is considering financing the dependency of the very old. A report submitted Tuesday calls for tax increases that would primarily affect retirees.

Long-term care financing: retirees could be taxed more

Retirees could well put their hand in the wallet to finance the fifth and new branch “autonomy” of Social Security. This is one of the explosive leads of a report submitted to the government on Tuesday, September 15. The first measure envisaged is to increase the CSG of retirees to reach the level of that of active workers, ie 9.2%. The first interested parties are divided. “I think that retirees are already particularly punished”, criticizes a woman. “I find it normal to participate”, responds another.

A windfall of 3.2 billion for Social Security

The reduction in tax advantages for the income tax of retirees, or the return of employer contributions for the employment of a home help, are also envisaged. This could bring in nearly 3.2 billion euros to Social Security, more than half of the 6 billion needed by 2024 for the dependency plan.

According to the author of the report, the Inspector General of Finance, Laurent Vachey, farea to pay retirees more than assets is “logic“, Since on average,“the income of retirees will be 10% higher than that of working people in 2020 ″, according to him. The Ministry of Health says it is studying all the avenues proposed by the report. The first measures could be announced as early as this fall.