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Removal of the housing tax : The Mayor suggests a possible postponement

The Economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, has said that the housing tax will be well removed, but that questions remain within the government. The housing tax "be

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Removal of the housing tax : The Mayor suggests a possible postponement

The Economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, has said that the housing tax will be well removed, but that questions remain within the government.

The housing tax "be removed," confirmed on Wednesday the minister of Economy and Finance Bruno The Mayor, adding, however, that a postponement of this measure was to be considered considering its cost.

"I want there to be no ambiguity, the promise of the president of the Republic has been held for the 80 % (of households, editor's note) and it will be held since the removal of the housing tax has been passed and the property tax will be well removed," assured Bruno Le Maire in an interview to the newspaper of 20 hours on France 2.

"options on the table"

The boss of Bercy has acknowledged that questions existed within the government between the opportunity to 'take a little more time" to finalize the deletion of the housing tax '"because actually it's expensive", or delete "by 2023 as it was intended," for the 20% of French households that continue to pay.

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The head of the State, Emmanuel Macron had mentioned the previous day a "possible option" of "move a little, for the wealthy (...) the abolition of the housing tax". Remaining elusive, Bruno Le Maire, has also mentioned a possible postponement of the tax to "a part of 20%, those who pay taxes the most high and those who have the most means in our country". However, it has not specified timing.

"there are a lot of middle class and we want to protect the middle class, we do it by refusing any increase in taxes", has yet seen the minister of Finance.

"It is one of the options that are on the table, I will consult with parliamentarians to see what they think, make proposals to the Prime Minister, and then the trade-offs final will be made", he said.

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