Retirees exempt from local taxes: a hiccup that could have been avoided

Retirees exempt from local taxes: a hiccup that could have been avoided

In an emergency, the government announces that retirees subject for the first time to local taxes will be reimbursed or exempted. But the problem could have been fixed sooner.

Retirees exempt from local taxes: a hiccup that could have been avoided

The tax bomb was defused by Manuel Valls on Sunday November 1. The Prime Minister announced that 250,000 low-income retirees will not pay their housing tax or their property tax. This measure aims to mitigate the impact of the increase in local taxes.This situation is the consequence of the gradual abolition of the half-share of widowers, voted in 2008 by the right. A week ago, 115 Socialist deputies tried to alert the government.

A request from François Hollande

Eric Woerth, deputy The Republicans and former Minister of the Budget, believes that the government could have anticipated. “If the 2008 measure had been so bad, the government would have hastened to remove it as early as 2012, which was not the case. As they have not removed this measure and have added many others, the initial measure has been transformed and today it gives something unbearable for retirees ”, He confided to France 3. At the request of François Hollande, Bercy and Matignon worked all weekend to arrive at this backpedaling. Five weeks from the regional, the government which promises a tax break would have done well without this controversy.