It is a shock proposal, announced by the n ° 1 of the National Rally.
If she is elected President of the Republic, Marine Le Pen will exempt from income tax "
all young people up to the age of 30
Likewise, people in this age group who set up their business will be exempt from corporation tax.
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It is a measure of support for youth,"
explained Jordan Bardella on BFMTV
. 160,000 young people leave our country every year because they no longer find, in France, the possibility of living and working
”. The measure would cost "
two billion euros per year
", and the corporate tax exemption would be effective "
for five years,
" said the representative. Asked about a possible means test to have access to these devices, the party boss remained evasive, simply indicating that a "
particular tax system
" will be put in place at the same time so that the "
", including among the young , be taxed more.
A politically attractive measure
Beyond the economic aspect of the measure, which aims, according to Jordan Bardella, to strengthen the attractiveness of France and to support the youngest, these proposals must also have a political effect: to attract the favors of an electorate already partly seduced by the National Rally.
Marine Le Pen will also be the youth candidate
," said the president of the National Rally, who recalled that the young people "
" for the candidate in the previous elections.
In 2017, during the first round of the presidential election, the 18-34 year olds had first given their votes to Marine le Pen, then to Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Emmanuel Macron. In detail, according to the BVA institute, the first-time voters, aged 18 to 24, had favored Jean-Luc Mélenchon then Marine Le Pen. Conversely, young people aged 25 to 34 had preferred the candidates of rebellious France and the National Rally, tied for first place before the future President of the Republic.
For 2022, a recent Odoxa poll highlighted that Emmanuel Macron was the favorite candidate for 18-34 year olds, followed by Marine Le Pen.
The latter, 5% behind its opponent in 2017, remains far ahead of the third candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, credited with only 13% of voting intentions.
In addition, young people voting for the RN candidate are the most likely to say they are sure of their choice.
Promising young people a tax exemption is therefore also a way of attracting new potential voters, as the elections approach.