In several French cities, the garbage tax will increase considerably in 2023, going up to 44.3% more compared to 2022.
Established in 1926, the household waste collection tax (TEOM), also known as “garbage tax”, allows you to cover the expenses related to this service. Depending on the municipality, this can also take the form of the household waste collection fee (REOM). To find out which one applies to your situation, do not hesitate to consult the town hall, which will surely be able to inform you about its operation. Unfortunately for the French who pay the TEOM, it will increase further in 17 cities.
Who pays the garbage tax?
As can be read on the website of Public service, the TEOM concerns people who occupy the accommodation they own and those who rent the accommodation they own. If you are a tenant, the landlord may recover this tax as rental charges.
How is the garbage tax calculated?
According to Public Service, “the TEOM is calculated on the same basis as the property tax, i.e. half of the cadastral rental value property ». By “cadastral rental value”the administration defines it as the ” Iannual oyer that the property could produce if it were rented. Serves as a basis for calculating local direct taxes: housing tax on second homes, property tax, business property tax (CFE)”.
“The amount of the tax is equal to the base retained multiplied by the rate fixed by the community. Local tax management fees are added to the amount of the tax », adds the site. It also specifies that the municipality can “set a maximum amount for this tax”Who “must be at least twice the amount of the average rental value of housing in the municipality”. This tax can also vary depending on the quantity of waste produced, but also on its nature.
A tax that will increase in 2023
According to a study carried out by the firm FSL, which specializes in local finance, out of 192 towns with more than 40,000 inhabitants, the rates of the TEOM are changing. So, in 2023, experts noted an increase of 2.2% compared to the previous year. In 17 French cities, residents will be impacted by these increases. Here is the list:
- Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis (11.3%)
- Amiens, Somme (11.7%)
- Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis (12.1%)
- Vannes, Morbihan (13.7%)
- Arras, Pas-de-Calais (14.8%)
- Choisy-le-Roi, Val-de-Marne (15.9%)
- Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne (17.6%)
- Evreux, Eure (18.4%)
- Nice, Alpes-Maritimes (23.6%)
- Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes (23.6%)
- Istres, Bouches-du-Rhône (27.3%)
- Cholet, Maine-et-Loire (27.3%)
- Vitrolles, Bouches-du-Rhône (32.1%)
- Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône (32.1%)
- Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis (40.6%)
- Sevran, Seine-Saint-Denis (40.6%)
- Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne (44.3%)
According to franceinfothe increase in the garbage tax can be explained in several ways, such as “by rising fuel prices” which makes it possible to drive the vehicles that transport the waste. It’s the same for “the cost of gas and electricity used to process the waste”.
With our colleagues from France Bleu, the president of Amiens Métropole, Alain Gest, explained that the budget is ” difficult “ for this year, “unheard of since the beginning of my political career”. “There is an increase in the tax on polluting activities, a state tax. In 2023, we are at 25 euros per ton; we will be at 65 euros in 2025. So everything that we reject as final waste is stored in a landfill center in Boves, and we are billed more and more expensive », he said on local radio. The metropolis also plans to modify the hours of its recycling centers.