Rentals of tourist furniture rented on platforms such as Airbnb, Booking or Abritel are in the sights of the authorities. A bill is debated on Tuesday, November 28 before the Economic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. Will the tax reduction for rental companies be reduced to 40% for everyone?
The bill was to be studied in the spring before the National Assembly. It was finally this Tuesday, November 28 that she was presented before the Economic Affairs Committee. Owners of accommodation on platforms such as Airbnb, Abritel or Booking could soon no longer benefit from the same tax advantages.
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A 40% reduction for all accommodation?
Until now, renters of classified tourist furniture benefit from a flat-rate reduction of 71% on rents collected, 50% for classic furniture, and 30% for classic empty rentals. The bill therefore provides to match this 40% reduction for all types of housing. Exception made for guest houses, rural lodges or even accommodation in ski resorts.
Our territories must be able to find a balance between the tourist economy and year-round life, explained MP Iaki Echaniz, who is carrying the bill. The text also provides for requiring tourist furniture to be subject to progressive bans on renting thermal strainersas for traditional housing.
On Monday, November 27, an amendment to the 2024 finance bill was already adopted against the advice of the government, stipulating that the rental of tourist furniture must now be subject to VAT. Until now, only accommodation offering at least three services such as breakfast, regular cleaning of premises, provision of household linen and reception of customers, were subject to this tax. The system clearly targets the Airbnb platform, which benefits, according to the authors of the adopted amendments, from a distortion of competition compared to the hotel sector, subject to VAT.