Public Accounts Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Wednesday that he was "not in favor" of any potential tax cuts affecting home-based jobs. Asked on the air of RMC on the opportunity to remove credits or tax cuts which he finds that they impede the progressivity of
tax, Gerald Darmanin stated that "personally [il n’était] not in favor of home-based jobs ".
"Among the things that contribute to the impression that the richest escape the tax, it is particularly the niches, one can imagine that they have conditions of resources"
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The Minister in charge of Territorial Communities Sébastien Lecornu also defended this sanctuarization and supported the service-employment check, which gives right to a tax credit.
The executive supports the service-employment check
"Of course we are not talking about service checks for personal services (…) we already know that it is very effective, that it helps to fight against moonlighting, and it is very effective for French women and the French, very useful and it creates employment, "said Sebastien Lecornu at the microphone of Europe 1.
Gérald Darmanin also defended the idea that a removal or a conditionalization of resources of certain tax loopholes used especially by the better-off ones would make it possible to lower the taxes of more modest households. "If we drop by one billion euros these niches, we can lower the tax brackets on the income of people who earn 1,700-1,800 euros per month of 104 euros on average," he calculated.
The chairman of the Assembly's Finance Committee, Eric Woerth, told CNews on Wednesday that removing tax loopholes meant "raising taxes".