The owners of a house or an apartment will receive their property tax notice next September. This will again increase this year, the cadastral rental value serving as the basis for the calculation of this local tax having been revalued by 3.4% with inflation, i.e. the largest increase since 1989. Thus, the firm FSL estimated the tax increase at 1.9% nationally. However, its amount varies greatly between the 20 largest French cities, the tax regularly representing more than one additional monthly payment per year of credit, explains BFM Immo.
In Marseille, 238 owners have also filed an appeal before the administrative court to request a cancellation of the 13.1% increase in the rate voted by the municipality. In total, according to the Union of Independent Owners (UNPI), the property tax has increased by 27.9% over the last ten years. An increase which is explained this year by inflation, but which could also be justified by the municipalities by the progressive abolition of the housing tax for main residences, the increase in charges or even energy transition investments.
It is also difficult to obtain a property tax exemption. Only owners aged over 75 are concerned, those receiving the solidarity allowance for the elderly (Aspa), the supplementary disability allowance (Asi) or the allowance for disabled adults (AAH) regardless of the age. Each time, specific conditions must be respected. In 2022, certain special reliefs may also be claimed by the taxpayer.
The rise in cadastral rental values should finally continue to increase the property tax in the years to come. For some dwellings, it could reach 10% in 2026. To avoid this surge, the State would consider limiting the rise in rental values. A boost which “will be studied as part of the draft budget for 2023”, Bercy told BFM Immo.
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