printed on 06/14/2021 at 2:32 p.m.
The client protection affiliation is launching a petition towards the “aberration” of VAT on vitality taxes, which signify 57 euros on the payments of households heated by electrical energy …
(Boursier.com) – “Stop tax escalation”! While electrical energy and gasoline payments improve, the UFC-Que Choisir denounced this Monday the “aberration” of VAT on vitality taxes, which influence the funds of French households. A petition was launched to ask “parliamentarians, within the framework of the finance bill for 2022” the end of the VAT legal responsibility of taxes and vitality contributions.
The goal is to “give consumers purchasing power, especially in a context of explosion in electricity bills,” says the buyer protection affiliation, recalling that a number of taxes and contributions apply on payments vitality, comparable to CSPE, TCFE or TICPE.
“Behind these acronyms, a reality: the profusion of taxes and contributions which weigh on the bills of electricity, gas or domestic fuel by adding to the VAT … and by inflating it, since the VAT is increasing. also applies to these taxes, ”she laments.
1.4 billion euros in total
According to calculations by UFC-Que Choisir, this VAT applied to the taxes that consumers pay on their energy consumption represents over one year 57 euros for homes heated with electricity, 48 euros for those heated with gas and 79 euros. for those heated with oil.
“In complete, it's greater than 1.4 billion euros that the state punctures annually for the VAT making use of on taxes, together with 1 billion euros on electrical energy alone,” deplores the UFC-Que Choisir, which calls for “the end of this tax aberration, as devious as it's expensive”.
The price excluding taxes of electricity has increased by 40% in 10 years
Last May, the consumer defense association had already warned about “the explosion of payments”. According to her, by increasing by 1.61% on February 1, 2021, the regulated tariff for the sale of electricity (TRV) has prolonged “an nearly steady dynamic of inflation since 2010”, strongly impacting the purchasing power of consumers .
According to a study by UFC-Que Choisir, the price excluding taxes of electricity has increased “by 40% in 10 years, taking into consideration the tax layer ends in an common improve in payments of fifty% over the interval which impacts all households, whether or not they're heated with electrical energy, gasoline or oil “.
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