After the hotel and catering industry, taxis and VTC?
The MoDem deputy of Haut-Rhin Bruno Fuchs tabled an amendment to the 2022 budget to extend the tax exemption for tips to this sector.
The proposal, carried by ten MoDem and LREM parliamentarians, will be discussed Monday evening or Tuesday in session at the National Assembly, according to information from the
, confirmed in
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It aims to support a profession which has suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic, and which "
may take more time to regain its pre-crisis level, because of a dependence on tourism which is still subject to restrictions on borders
”, explains Bruno Fuchs in a press release.
Concretely, with this measure, taxi and VTC drivers would no longer have to pay income tax or contributions on tips given by their customers, whether in cash or via payment by bank card.
Amounts which, in theory, must be declared to the tax authorities, but which are not necessarily always, we admit in the entourage of Bruno Fuchs.
Capped at 20% of annual salary
The help I offer is not unlimited,
” warns the centrist elected.
Tax exemption would be capped at 20% of the driver's gross annual salary, and would only be voted for one year.
We would have to vote it again next year if we want to perpetuate the device.
Impossible to quantify the cost of this measure for the State, explains one in the entourage of Bruno Fuchs, because,
in addition to not always being declared, the tips depend on the generosity of the people
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If the amendment was not combined with the one on the hotel and catering industry, adopted on October 5, it is, according to those close to Bruno Fuchs, in order to put all the chances on the side of the two proposals. Because, unlike the first for cafes and restaurants, supported by Emmanuel Macron, that for taxis and VTC is "
for the time being not supported by the government or the majority
", according to relatives of the deputy. Contacted by Le Figaro, the Ministry of the Economy refuses to take a position. "
We are going to let the parliamentary debate take place,
" says one to Bercy, who believes that "
such measures must be limited in time and not replace wages
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