Prime minister Jean Castex said on Friday 17 July 2020, for the time being, the timetable for the abolition of the housing tax for the richest 20 per cent, due in 2023, was " maintained ". "We're going to continue on the same pace. Therefore, the removal of the housing tax according to the schedule (planned) will be maintained, " said on France 2 on the head of the government, while Emmanuel Macron had referred to the July 14 a possible postponement. "We do not believe that the use of the gun tax is a good tool to manage the crisis, that raising taxes is a good formula ", has justified the new tenant of Matignon.
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Initially expected to be limited to 80 % of households less well-off, the removal of the tax had been extended to all households after a call to order of the constitutional Council. It should therefore be phased out for the 80 % least well-off, between 2018 and this year, and in 2021 for all households, i.e. an effort of about 17 billion euros for public finances. But this first schedule had taken a hit, with the report to 2023 for the total suppression for the wealthy, or those whose income is greater than about 2 300 euros for a single person, in the wake of the movement of the yellow Vests.