After hinting that the government could maintain the housing tax for the 20% of the richest households, the Minister of Economy,
Bruno Le Maire, has finally distanced himself on Tuesday, with this assumption, saying it was necessary to go "after the elimination" of this tax.
I said on September 27, 2017 that I wanted the housing tax to disappear because the tax is unfair and not understandable. I repeated it Sunday #EntretiensTresor- Bruno Le Maire (@BrunoLeMaire) January 8, 2019
That does not preclude this being part of the debate we will have on taxation. We will not decide in advance of its outcome #EntretiensTresor- Bruno Le Maire (@BrunoLeMaire) January 8, 2019
"I said Sunday that we had to go after the abolition of the housing tax. Going to the end of the abolition of the housing tax means going after the abolition of the housing tax, "insisted the Minister of Economy at a conference in Bercy on the green economy.
"If we answer no to every request from the French, we will not succeed in the big debate"
After the many criticisms of the movement of "yellow vests" against the government's tax policy, which they consider unequal, the subject of the housing tax has returned to the tax debate. Sunday, on the set of "Grand Rendez-Vous" Europe 1-CNews-Les Echos, Bruno Mayor had assured that Bercy could review his copy if a request to this effect was to be formulated in the frame
of the "big debate" launched by Emmanuel Macron.
"It is essential" that this suppression "be completed (...) but we can very well ask the French" is what you think that for the richest 20% it is legitimate or not to remove the tax of housing "? ", Then affirmed the tenant of Bercy. "If we answer no to every request from the French, that we are not able to listen to the demand for justice, we will not succeed in the great debate, which should open in the coming weeks," he added. Emmanuel Macron first promised to abolish the housing tax for 80% of households, before announcing the extension of this measure to all French.