Like every month, new rules will come into force this Friday, December 1st. This last month of the calendar year marks the launch of emergency aid for victims of domestic violence, the abolition of the malus system for new retirees in the private sector, the payment of the Christmas bonus and the end of the bicycle bonus.
Emergency aid for victims of domestic violence
From 1 December, a victim of domestic violence who files a complaint or a protection order will be able to contact their Family Allowance Fund (CAF) and receive assistance ranging from €243 to €1,337, depending on the person's salary and number of children.
This direct assistance, paid in three to five days, is intended to enable victims to meet their expenses in the event of shelter and separation. "Obviously, it's not just financial assistance. It is to be accompanied, to be supported, to have all the services of the State that are at her disposal to guarantee that the departure is a real departure, and that she does not return home, "explained Aurore Bergé on France Inter.
End of the penalty for supplementary pensions
The "malus" system, which entails a 10% reduction in the retirement pension for 3 years or up to the age of 67 on the supplementary pensions of retirees under the Agirc-Arrco scheme, will be abolished from 1 December for new retirees. For employees who retired before 1 December, this system will end on 1 April 2024.
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Payment of the Christmas bonus
As every December, the Christmas bonus will be paid to more than two million French households, by Pôle emploi, the CAF or the MSA. This premium, which ranges from €152 for a single person to more than €500 for a family with five children, will be paid automatically, without any steps to be taken, between December 15, 2023 and the beginning of January 2024.
New this year, an additional aid to the Christmas bonus should be automatically paid by the Family Allowance Fund (CAF) to single-parent families, in an amount ranging from 115 to 200 euros.
End of the bike bonus
Only one month left to take advantage of the bike bonus. With this scheme, which ends on 31 December 2023, it is possible to benefit from a subsidy of up to €150 for the purchase of a new bike, and up to €2,000 for the purchase of an electric cargo bike, extended, folding or adapted to a disability. This scheme concerns households with a reference tax income per unit of less than €14,089 and, for the highest premiums, those with a tax income per unit of less than €6,358.
Opening of Parcoursup
From 20 December, the information platform on post-baccalaureate training Parcoursup opens and allows students to consult more than 23,000 courses. They will be able to explore the different programs with presentation sheets mentioning the dates of open days, further studies or professional opportunities.
Monthly property tax
In November, households that paid their property tax monthly over a ten-month period were in for an unpleasant surprise when they discovered an eleventh deduction on their account. Those whose property tax has increased by 10% or more this year, will have a twelfth levy on Friday, December 15, after the one paid on November 16.
Latest Tax Deadlines
Those wishing to correct their income tax return have until December 6 to do so. The deadline for modifying the 60% advance tax credit that some people receive for the employment of a home helper, donations or union dues is December 13. As for the request for monthly payment of local taxes for 2024, you must make your request before December 15.