Un trésor de 11 milliards d'euros ?
According to several recent analyses, French pensioners benefit from tax expenditures of around €11 billion; abolishing these tax deductions would allow to finance pensions and long-term care expenditures. The paper shows that tax expenditures benefiting pensioners (€12.5 billion euro, i.e. 1,375 euro per household) are similar, accounting for the number of people concerned, to those benefiting people of working age (€25.7 billion, 1,600 euro per household). The government could only raise €1.8 billion by increasing the CSG rate on pensions and by taxing pensioners’family benefits. But fairness would require to re-introduce simultaneously wage indexation of pensions (which would cost €10.4 billion). Besides, €90 billion additional spending are needed to maintain the French current pension system and to finance the growing burden of long-term care. JEL Classification: H24.
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