On paper, the promise of fiscal stability seems kept

DECRYPTION – The tricolor tax rate is expected to decrease slightly next year.

One indicator stands out for its relative stability: the rate of compulsory deductions.
One indicator stands out for its relative stability: the rate of compulsory deductions. 260320205 / Jérôme Rommé – stock.adobe.com

The main macroeconomic indicators for 2021, unveiled this Wednesday evening by Bercy, give an idea of ​​the extent of the crisis going through the country. Growth, debt, deficit, public spending … These aggregates will experience, between the recession of 2020 then the rebound of 2021, years of roller coaster. In this environment, one indicator stands out for its relative stability: the rate of compulsory levies (PO).

While still as high compared to the OECD average, the French tax rate should decrease slightly next year, due in particular to the reduction in production taxes, that of corporate tax (IS), but also the start of the reduction in the housing tax for the wealthiest 20%.

From 45.2% in 2017, a historic high, the rate fell to 44.1% in 2019. It would climb to 44.8% this year, before a new level of 43.8% in 2021. Knowing that in the event of a recession, tax growth evolves in line with that of

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