Île-de-France : a new tax on car parks

More bad news for motorists. On 20 December, meps voted in the finance bill for the introduction of a tax on car parks in the Île-de-France. An idea of the mp L

Île-de-France : a new tax on car parks

More bad news for motorists. On 20 December, meps voted in the finance bill for the introduction of a tax on car parks in the Île-de-France. An idea of the mp LR Gilles Carrez, who had tabled an amendment in this sense. This additional revenue will help to finance the Grand Paris Express, the supermétro of the paris region, the budget for inflation.

This tax is not trivial: it can reach up to 7 euros per year and per square meter, with a progressive ramp-up in 2022. These are the managers of car parks (Indigo, Effia, Q-Park...) who will have to pay it. But the clients will necessarily have the consequences. In a joint statement, the national Federation of the trades of the parking lot (FNMS) and the Conseil national des professions de l'automobile (CNPA) had estimated that this would result in significant increases in rates in the car parks: 5% to 20% in Paris and up to 30 % in the other communes of the Île-de-France. For regular users of car parks, the extra cost could go up to about 150 euros per year...

When Gilles Carrez had begun to shake the idea of applying to car parks the same tax as to the offices and business premises of the Ile-de-France, the FNMS had attempted to defend his cause, explaining that the performance of a car park was much lower than that of a store. Its lobbying has only helped reduce the breakage, and to lighten the note, in particular, in the second crown. Before a cap is set at 7 euros per year and per square meter, it was envisaged that this tax can rise to more than 7.50 euros per year and per square meter.

But this drawback will not be sufficient for there to be no consequences for the operators of car parks: for some small operators, this may be the straw that breaks the camel's back and will lead to a bankruptcy filing. And the municipalities and / or hospitals that operate directly their parking areas will suffer as the consequences of this new tax.

Updated Date: 30 December 2018, 00:00

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