The hotel French are happy. The national assembly voted an amendment which imposes on the platforms of the type Airbnb a declaration automatically to the tax authorities of the income of their users by 2019.
This is an important step which complements the measures already taken by the government to establish transparency in the practices of the platforms of the relationship and to remind users of their obligations
welcomes Roland Héguy, president of the primary organization of the hospitality and restaurant business, Umih, said in a statement.
INCOME THAT WILL be used IN THE CALCULATION OF The TAX
This declaration is automatic, for platforms, French and foreign, must allow the tax administration to supply the declaration pre-filled by the taxpayer, and calculate the tax due based on the rules applicable to each category of income.
as an illustration, the Umih, based on the few numbers distilled by the platforms – never confirmed, never justified, never consistent – esteem the annual amount paid to the lessors between 1 and 1.5 billion euros“.
“On such a sum, actually a transmission to the tax authorities, deserved to be debated in Parliament”.
A MEASURE APPLICABLE IN 2019
For his part, Franck Trouet, director general of the National Grouping of independents (GNI), said he is “satisfied” with this decision of the Assembly but “regrets that it is only applicable as of 2019″.
“Between now and 2019, furnished tourist will continue their rapid development”, he adds, recalling that”in France they 350.000 furnished tourist 78.000 in Paris, against 18,000 hotels in France, of which 1700 are in Paris”.
SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS PAYABLE BEYOND A THRESHOLD
in addition, meps have voted in the social Security budget for 2017 an article to make people pay social contributions to individuals renting of goods through collaborative platforms beyond a certain threshold of income (7.720 € for personal property such as cars and 23.000 euros for the real estate).
Responding to this extent, the Federation of Gîtes de France (60.000 approved accommodation) has welcomed the final version of the text “much less punitive” than the previous one, its hosting provider who has obtained a final abatement of 87% on the taxable base of social security contributions, in case of exceeding the threshold of 23,000 euros.