This tax on owners will jump again in 2024!


– The tax on garden houses will increase again.

A new tax is hitting the wallets of owners. After the real estate tax, which soared in 2023 and which should jump again next year, it is precisely the tax on garden houses that will continue to increase. And it for the eighth year in a rownews Le Figaro. After 7% growth in 2022 and 8% in 2023, it is preparing to to increase by 3.4% in 2024. according to the building index published by INSEE. It is on this index that the tax on garden houses is indexed. However, this applies to all owners who have a garden house larger than 5 m².

Unofficially, this increase (albeit more moderate) should be confirmed by a decree in the Official Gazette of December 31, our colleagues remind us. In addition to this tax, the development tax also jumped to historic levels. This local tax, which is payable in the case of the construction, renovation or extension of buildings, is collected by the municipality, the department and only in the Île-de-France region. According to Le Figaro, its fixed base reached 1,038 euros for owners living in Île-de-France and 916 euros for the rest of the population.

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Ways to avoid tax

So a garden shed does not cost you the same depending on the location, because you have to multiply the base of the flat rate by the area of ​​the garden house. You must then multiply the obtained result by the municipal and departmental rates. Our colleagues take the example of Grau-du-Roi (Gard), where in 2024 the tax on garden houses will cost 425 euros, in Touquet (Pas-de-Calais) 602 euros or in Cabourg (Calvados) even 629 euros.

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But if the garden house has costs in itself and the tax can therefore be high, there are legal ways around it, he explained Capital a few weeks ago. Among them, of course, there is the possibility of building a garden house with a size of less than 5 m² (exception), but also removable canopy, because it does not require foundations. Another tip to avoid development tax is to opt to build a open or semi-open space, like a pergola. Or you live in a municipality that does not apply tax in this area!

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