The federal government will tax motorway corporations and main French airports at round 5%. A choice which angers each sectors, that are making ready their response, however which might even have penalties for vacationers and motorists.
This is likely one of the most controversial measures of the 2024 finances. To finance the ecological transition, the federal government will tax motorway corporations and huge French airports. A tax which ought to herald 600 million euros per yr. Concretely, this tax of round 5% will apply to corporations with a turnover of 120 million euros or extra. A choice which provokes the anger of the sector which is making ready its response.
“This taxation will result in a rise within the value of airplane tickets”
Transport corporations are on the rise. The Aéroport de Paris group estimates the invoice for this new tax at round 100 million euros in 2024 and in the long run, it’s the customers who danger shedding their cash. “Essentially, this taxation will result in a rise within the value of the ticket,” says Thomas Juin, president of the French Airports Union. “It’s apparent because the airports will move on a part of this tax in charges and the airways will switch this to the value of tickets so after all there will probably be an influence on this value.”
Air France denounces a distortion of competitors with international corporations and a number of other corporations are contemplating authorized recourse.
In direction of a rise in toll costs?
Similar considerations on the motorway aspect: the Eiffage group estimates the invoice for this tax at 117 million euros per yr and Vinci is threatening motorists with a bamboo blow. “A rise in taxes inevitably leads to a rise in tolls,” warns the group. “False”, nonetheless, replies the Minister of Transport Clément Beaune. He recollects that the toll charge is about within the motorway concession contracts signed between the State and the operators.