The surcharge on large companies to be definitively adopted

These are the mps who had the last word.


The Parliament finally adopted on Tuesday evening by a final vote of the Assembly, the surcharge outstanding on large corporations, intended to compensate in part for the 10 billion euros were lost due to the censorship of the tax on dividends. While the Senate, with a majority of right was dismissed in the afternoon on the bill, finance (amendment) law establishing this fee, the members of parliament who have the last word, voted by 111 votes to 56 and one abstention.

The bench of the government, the secretary of State for Relations with Parliament Christophe Castaner has defended “the best solutions to face a situation that we can only unanimously deplored”, and thanked the deputies for their quick work, which should enable a collection of the surcharge on December 20. The Constructive Charles de Courson presented in vain a last motion for reference of the bill in committee, fearing a new “disaster” with the intended device, insufficiently secured legally to his eyes.


This text had been decided in an emergency after the cancellation at the beginning of October by the constitutional Council of this tax, introduced in 2012 under the presidency of François Hollande. A decision that forced the State to repay 10 billion euros, mainly to large companies. A report by the general Inspectorate of finance (IGF) awarded Monday the cancellation of the “plural.” Mps LR or Untamed were so amazed that it is the responsibility of Emmanuel Macron, then assistant general secretary of the Elysée, is not mentioned. “It is a scandal to State that no one is responsible !”, still said Tuesday the president of the commission of Finance Eric Woerth (LR).

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To allow France to keep its budgetary commitments of the european, the government has put in place a surtax exceptional this year on the 320 largest French companies, which must report 5.4 billion euros. The text provides that instead of the normal rate of 33.3 %, the profits of the 320 larger groups, realising more than 1 billion euros of turnover, will be taxed at 38.3 %, 43.3% for those whose activity will exceed € 3 billion this year. The balance of the invoice, about $ 5 billion, will be borne by the State in 2018. The minister of Economy and Finance Bruno The Mayor (LREM, ex-LR) reiterated Monday that the decision was “necessary”, even if it was “difficult” for the companies losing out, the ones that do not distribute dividends. The right is the LR group and some Constructive – plans to seize the constitutional Council in the draft law.

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