All about the property tax that could explode in 2022

After raising the price of fuel, electricity, or even some food, there is now room for more property tax. The latter may reach records this year. But not all municipalities are equal in the face of this tax, which is paid by French property owners. Residents of Strasbourg, for example, will see their taxation increase by 12.6% in 2022 versus 5% in Dijon.

Why property tax may increase this year?

The increase in property tax is partly due to inflation, but also to a change in the way it is calculated. Since 2018, this tax has been calculated on the basis of the cadastral rental value of the property, reassessed annually by Bercy in accordance with the change in the consumer price index (IPC). But faced with inflation that reached 4.5% year-on-year in March, according to an initial estimate released this Thursday, March 31 by INSEE, the cadastral value of the lease will be revalued this year by 3.4% against 0.2% last year. year. , tells us the General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFIP). Result: the property tax should mechanically increase. “Under the old rule, deputies and senators could adjust the increase in bases. There is a very penal automatic calculation,” exclaims Pierre Autus, CEO of the National Union of Property Owners (UNPI) in columns Parisian.

According to the latest data from the National Property Tax Observatory, released in October by the National Union of Property Owners (UNPI), property taxes have increased by an average of 27.9% in ten years. Among the cities most affected by its growth, we find Nantes with a 37.5% growth in ten years, followed by Lille (+36%).

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