TV ROYALTY. It should be completely abolished in 2022, as Emmanuel Macron had already mentioned during his campaign. For who ? How much? We take stock.
[Updated May 16, 2022 at 9:54 a.m.] In France, each tax household with a television in its home is required to pay a television fee of 138 euros. Whether you have one or more screens, the price remains the same. In Overseas France, this tax amounts to 88 euros. But in 2022, a great novelty is now official! It was one of Emmanuel Macron's promises during his campaign, the tv license fee is officially abolished. The report of the Council of Ministers of Wednesday, May 11 confirmed this. The payment of this contribution to public broadcasting still concerns nearly 28 million people in France. A shortfall of 3.1 billion euros for the State. The news should be welcomed by French taxpayers when filling out their tax return, in these times of galloping inflation (4.8% in April over one year).
The TV license fee is a tax used to finance public broadcasting. Households that own a similar device (video recorder, DVD player or video projector) equipped with a tuner and connected to a screen, for example, are also concerned. The contribution to public broadcasting is due for a tax household, regardless of the number of televisions and residences subject to housing tax. The amount of the contribution to public broadcasting (CAP) is 138 euros in mainland France and 88 euros in the overseas departments. The deadline was set for November 20. You therefore expose yourself to an increase in the contribution to public broadcasting.
Find out you owe the TV license fee and want to know if there are any exemption situations? Here are the taxpayers who are not subject to this tax:
Remember that the reference tax income must also not exceed certain ceilings. Here are the benchmark tax income limits not to be exceeded:
In 2021, the public audiovisual contribution amounts to 138 euros, for everyone and regardless of the composition of your household or the number of televisions. This is the same rate as last year's TV license fee. Overseas, it is lower since it stands at 88 euros. As a reminder, the contribution to public broadcasting must be paid each year. Since 2005, it is backed by the housing tax. Its amount is therefore listed on the local tax assessment notice.
The TV license fee is paid at the same time as the residence tax. If you are one of the households totally exempt thanks to the abolition of local tax on main residences, you will still receive a council tax notice, notifying you that you have nothing to pay, but that you must still pay the TV license fee. The payment deadline is November 15 (November 20 if paying online). Remember that a 10% surcharge applies in the event of late payment.