Low-income retirees: how does the exceptional exemption from local taxes work?

Low-income retirees: how does the exceptional exemption from local taxes work?

The government announces that the most modest retirees will ultimately not have to pay their local taxes. Magali Boissin reveals the steps to be taken.

Low-income retirees: how does the exceptional exemption from local taxes work?

250,000 low-income retirees will not have to pay local taxes. This is the gesture announced yesterday, Sunday November 1, by the government. A helping hand that aims to resolve a malfunction that dates back to 2008.This process of non-payment or reimbursement is “A first for the French state”, explains Magali Boissin, who deciphers the mechanism promised by the government. The tax authorities will take stock of the situation of those who have already paid and will reimburse by the end of the year.

What cost?

Those who have not yet settled are called upon to do nothing. “It’s as if this tax notice never existed”, adds the journalist from France 2.According to Bercy, the increase in taxation on diesel could finance this aid to retirees. Aid that represents “An envelope of at least 200 million euros next year”, says Magali Boissin.