TV license fee 2022: this year it's over! How much will I save on my tax return?


TV license fee 2022: this year it's over! How much will I save on my tax return?

TV ROYALTY. The abolition of the audiovisual license fee should be part of the purchasing power bill, unveiled after the legislative elections by the government. Amount, savings, date... We tell you everything.

[Updated May 20, 2022 8:06 AM] The tv license fee is over! This reform should be part of the purchasing power bill presented by the government following the second round of legislative elections scheduled for 19th June next. Indeed, Emmanuel Macron should announce the abolition of this tax of 138 euros per household in mainland France, and 88 euros overseas. Remember that each tax household had to pay when a television was installed in his home. A tax which until then brought 3.1 billion euros to the French State and which concerned more than 28 million taxpayers. Enough to save money on your tax return. As a reminder, the first deadline for completing your tax return and returning it to the tax authorities is May 24, 2022 for the online tax return (for departments between 01 and 19) and May 31, 2022 for the paper tax return.

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.

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.

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.

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: