Will the 2023 tax scale jump? While latecomers (living in departments beyond number 55) only have until this Wednesday, June 8 at midnight to complete their declaration, others are already worried about the taxes they will have to pay. next year. Because, the entry thresholds in each tax bracket are raised according to the level of the price increase. In 2022, it represents almost 5%. If your salary does not increase faster, you will escape entering a higher bracket.
However, this year, the government could derogate from the rule by freezing the entry thresholds in each tranche. The opposite effect would then occur. Taxpayers who see their compensation rise would find themselves in the upper bracket. As for non-taxable households, they could become so, because they could exceed the threshold above which taxes must be paid, details RTL. Tax revenues would then be boosted, but the purchasing power of the French would be further burdened.
To avoid this phenomenon, Bruno Le Maire announced this Wednesday, June 8 on BFMTV that the government was going to “index the income tax scale on inflation to prevent the French from ending up paying more taxes”. The Minister of Economy has promised to fight for the purchasing power of the French. It is “out of the question that employees, French people pay more income tax or fall into the income tax scale because of inflation”, he assured.
And to add: “I really want to remove this concern (…) one of the key elements of the policy that we have been carrying out for five years is the reduction in taxes.”
The government should thus “increase the thresholds for the amount of inflation to prevent French people from ending up paying more taxes”. The measures will be established next September, when the 2023 finance bill is presented.