France's 75% super-tax could be revived in Hollande's new year message
François Hollande is expected to use his televised new year message to vow that his flagship 75% super-tax on the mega-rich will go ahead despite being rejected by France's highest constitutional court.
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris theguardian.com, 31 December 2012
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|Hollande plus sage|
France forced to drop 75% supertax after meagre returns
François Hollande’s unpopular tax changes that imposed a 75% rate on earnings above €1m will quietly disappear into the history books from Thursday. The sums obtained from the supertax were meagre, standing at €260m in 2013 and €160m in 2014.
Anne Penketh in Paris The Guardian, 31 December 2014
What a difference a couple of years of reality makes, eh?