According to the minister of public Accounts, the effects of "psychological" of the reform could ultimately lead to its postponement.
Walking back to the horizon? Gérald Darmanin, minister of public Accounts, admitted Saturday that "the judgment" of the collection at the source was not excluded. It evokes considerations about the potential effects of "psychological" of the reform expected to come into force in early 2019.
"We will choose together politically the progress or the judgment, as the president of the Republic has mentioned, of the reform," said on France Inter the minister, who meet on Tuesday the president of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and the Prime minister, Edouard Philippe.
hesitation in the face of an upheaval in the tax
"It belongs to me Tuesday to provide clear answers," said Gérald Darmanin. "Rather, it is the calendar of the month of September that has been chosen by the president to definitively decide."Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
Emmanuel Macron has betrayed this week its hesitation in the face of this turmoil is that tax, reporting having a "need a series of replies very accurate" before its implementation, while Gérald Darmanin insisted regularly on the fact that the reform would run its term.
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If it is implemented, it will lead to this that the tax be collected directly on wages, or a pension, and not paid after a year as is currently the case. Its implementation has aroused the concern of business leaders and trade unions, who are concerned about possible gaps or blind spots.
"Technically, we are ready"
Saturday, Gérald Darmanin has ruled out any fear of a technical nature, but acknowledged that the debate within the executive focused on the psychological consequences of the reform. "Is that technically it is ready? Yes, it is ready. Is that psychologically the French are ready? This is a question to which we collectively need to respond", he explained.
These considerations include the fact that from January, if the schedule is confirmed, the individuals will arrive on their bank account, a salary or a pension reduced from their current amount, they are subject to tax on the income.
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so far, Gérald Darmanin reiterated his personal confidence in the reform, and its skepticism about a devastating effect on the psychology of households. "I am totally opposed to this assertion", he said, stressing that a lot of households had already opted for the mensualisation payment of their tax.
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at this title, he noticed that the deduction at source would be spread over twelve months, and not ten of the current system of mensualisation. As a consequence, the amount deducted each month will be lower.