Has the housing tax decreased or increased in your commune?

Out of nearly 36,000 communes, 6,199 have increased the rate of their housing tax. And yours ?
 | 12.10.2018 at 11:55
 • Updated
12.10.2018 at 12:05

By Pierre Breteau

                                                                                                                It was a campaign promise of candidate Emmanuel Macron: 80% of taxpayers would be exempt from the housing tax according to income criteria. And yet many citizens have received, in early October, a rising housing tax.
Nevertheless, this suppression, for the majority of the people, faces difficulties, in the first rank of which one finds the communal character of this tax. Indeed, the revenues from this tax feed the budget of local authorities. And it is the municipalities that ultimately decide on the rate and the rebates granted.
The decline was to be gradual: 30% in 2018, before being completely abolished in 2020. And this decline is effective in the 29 000 municipalities that have maintained in 2018 the same rate as in 2017 – the State having compensated " to the euro near the difference.
This table allows you to compare rates by municipality. Type a name to filter the results.

An increase in 17% of municipalities
On the other hand, 6,199 municipalities increased their rate in 2018, up to 23.04 percentage points – as in the commune of Cunel (Meuse) whose rate went from 0.96% to … 24%, for its thirteen inhabitants.
Moreover, the average rate of taxation of the housing tax of 12.6% – or less – concerns about 20 000 municipalities, ie the majority of the 35,300 municipalities, of which the Ministry of Economy and Finance has provided the rate.