This is the return of the debate on the income tax for all. That every French person pays the tax on the income "at the height of its means"? This track has been re-launched on Sunday by the minister of territorial Cohesion, Jacqueline Gourault, as a possible outcome to the great national debate before being dismissed by the prime minister.
The idea is not new. If the principle of progressivity remains undisputed (the fact that its rate is higher for higher incomes), the question of its universality comes back regularly on the table.
founded in 1914, the tax now affects less than half of the tax households of the country and an increasingly low tax revenues of the State. A weakness has been compensated for by the creation of the generalized social contribution (CSG), a kind of second income tax, but that it is not progressive. Who is paying the income tax (IR)? How does it work? Le Figaro made the point.
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ISF : why is it controversial ? - Look on Figaro Live• Less than one household out of two pays the tax on the income
By 2017, France has nearly 38 million tax households, of which 16.4 million households are taxable, and $ 21.5 million are not, according to the latest activity report of the Directorate-general of public finances (DGFiP). The rate of households taxed in france was, therefore, to 43.1% in 2017. A level close to that found in 2016 (42.7 per cent) and 2015 (45.4 per cent). But away from those who had between 1975 and 1985, between 60% and 65%.• 4749 euros is the average amount paid
By 2017, the average annual amount paid by a household for tax purposes is 4749 euros, according to data from the DGFiP. At the same time, all the French pay the VAT, and almost all the CSG.• 77 billion in the coffers of the State
Despite the decline in the number of households the tax imposed, the tax on the income collected is on the rise and has reached 77 622 billion euros in 2017. That number is expected to grow 2018 according to the Insee, that figure has 78,9 billion euros in 2018 the revenues of the IR. However, the income tax represents a little less than 19% of the tax base overall in the State by 2018, while the VAT that is more than 50% of the revenue." frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="border:0;"> " frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="border:0;"> • 10% of tax households pay 70% of income tax
With different tax reforms, the income tax proves to be more and more concentrated on a small number of taxpayers, more affluent. Thus, 70% of revenues are generated by only 10% of tax households. And the higher up the income scale, the greater the share of income tax paid is important to the extent that the tax schedule is progressive. The level of taxable income increases as incomes grow.• The Ile-de-France, the region imposed
It's the region Ile-de-France, the most populated and where there are the most of taxpayers, who participated the most to the income tax 2017, according to the ministry of Economy and Finance. Among the departments in the île de france, which contribute the most: Paris and the Hauts-de-Seine. Second region to participate in the more income tax: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, led by the department of the Rhone and then of the Haute-Savoie.Updated Date: 27 February 2019, 00:00