Airbnb: the tax advantage will be greatly reduced for owners of furnished tourist accommodation

The regulations are getting tougher. After a long pregnancy in the assembly, the deputies approved this Monday in the first reading a Text attacking the fiscal niche of furnished tourist accommodations like Airbnbaccused of harming long-term rentals housing crisis the alarm Having been put on the agenda for the first time in the spring, before being postponed, Annaïg Le Meur (Renaissance) and Iñaki Echaniz (PS) approved the inter-party bill by 100 votes to 25.

It is a commitment that took us a year and a half to put on the table.», greeted the socialist deputy Inaki Echanis in the hemicycle. “This is the first step”, praised its reporter Annaïg Le Meur. All the deputies of the left, the independents of Liot and the majority voted. On the contrary, almost all LR and RN voted against, especially claiming the defense of “small owners”.

A 30% reduction in the tax credit for owners

It intends to reduce the most emblematic measures 30% tax deduction rate it benefits rental income from furnished tourist accommodation, up from 71% or 50% at present, with an exception in “very sparsely populated rural areas”, where the reduction would remain at 71%. The device divides the presidential camp. Budget rapporteur Jean-René Cazeneuve (Renaissance) confirmed on Monday that he is “in favor of reducing the niche”, but first asked for the conclusions of a parliamentary mission on the rent tax.

We cannot stay in the status quo», on the contrary, Guillaume Kasbarian (Renaissance), the president of the Economic Committee, has defended, asking for the measure to be voted on, even if it is refined in the parliamentary shuttle. Minister of Territorial Cohesion Christophe Bechu, called on the tax office to find a “point of departure”. The executive finds himself in a delicate situation on this issue: in the blur of going to 49.3, he kept an article included in the Senate in the 2024 budget, in fact reducing the reduction to 30% in the tension areas, while he was ready to do it alone. down to 50%. But a government source said there was a material flaw and announced the measure would not be implemented. “What kind of democracy do we live in?” protested environmentalist Eva Sas on Monday.

Mandatory DPE for furnished tourist accommodation

The deputies’ text includes other measures: duties Energy performance diagnosis for furnished tourist accommodations, and new regulatory tools from the mayors, among other things, the possibility of reducing the maximum period for renting the main house from 120 days to 90 days a year. “Instead of making the current framework more complex, we want to work with more cities to implement existing rules.said Emmanuel Marille, Airbnb’s European director, in a press release to AFP on Monday.

Cécile Duflot, director of Oxfam France, welcomed the vote and called for it to go further, removing “all the tax advantages that favor the rental of short-term tourist accommodation”. Many elected officials, especially along the coast, complain of a housing shortage in their areas due to the explosion in the number of Airbnbs.

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More broadly, they emphasize the “social bomb” represented by housing, at a time when the sector is experiencing a serious crisis, and they demand a “big law”, ordered by the executive. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s announcements in his general policy statement on Tuesday will come under particular scrutiny.

Romain Daubié (MoDem) will present a text this week to facilitate the conversion of offices into housing.Socialists will defend the proposal for the guarantee of universal rent in the “parliamentary niche” they will hold in February. Some directors of the Renaissance team have regretted dealing with the issue of housing in “many small texts”. “We need to coordinate better”, demands an elected official.

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