French VAT increase – 21.2% – UPDATED

According to the French daily Le Monde, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to announce a VAT rate increase to 21.2% (from 19.6%) tomorrow (January 29). The introduction date is still unknown.

(If you read French – enjoy the comments under the blog entry of Le Monde – link below)

Sarkozy annoncera dimanche une hausse de la TVA de 1,6 point | L’Elysée côté jardin.

Also see here.

UPDATE: confirmed:

And here.


  1. EuroAccises Said,

    January 30, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    Hello Mark

    France – announces 1.6% VAT TVA increase from 19.6% to 21.2% on 1 October 2012

    This decision shall enter into force after the French presidential election

    The PS Leader Francois Hollande, said today that if he is elected he will remove this rule


  2. EuroAccises Said,

    August 31, 2012 @ 4:50 am

    Hello Mark

    The draft of the second Amended Finance Bill for 2012 was definitively adopted by the French Parliament on 31 July 2012.
    Despite recommendations made by the Cour des comptes for an increase in the standard rate of VAT for reasons of balance of the financial horizon 2013 and a generalization of the increase in rates in the European Union, the increase in the rate of VAT from 19.6% to 21.20% which should apply to October 1, 2012 has been repealed.