The owners will have to get their hands on the wallet. While the deadline for paying the property tax will soon be reached, this local tax is at the center of attention since its amount could well explode in 2023.

With rising energy prices, municipalities will face sharply lower revenues and will therefore likely be forced to increase homeowners’ bills. The finance bill for 2023, adopted on October 19 thanks to article 49.3 of the Constitution, did not, moreover, provide for a cap on the revision of rental values. However, these are used as a basis for calculating the property tax, specify Les Echos.

Thus, based on the evolution of the consumer price index, which is particularly high this year, the increase in the property tax should be around 7% in 2023, which is double this year. Between 2021 and 2022, this local tax has already experienced an average increase of 4.7% in the 200 largest cities in France, specifies a study published by the National Union of Property Owners.

“We think it is better to leave the hand to elected officials; they retain the possibility of limiting the increase to 3.5%, but it is their responsibility”, justified Jean-René Cazeneuve, Renaissance deputy and general rapporteur for the budget. .

For the time being, the deadline for paying the property tax by online payment has not yet passed but it is fast approaching. Find out when and how to pay this tax in our slideshow.