From January 1, 2020, it will be possible to pay taxes at the tobacconist in 18 departments of France.
A small revolution is underway. In 18 departments, it will be possible to pay taxes at the tobacconist from January 1, 2020. For the rest of France, it will be necessary to wait until July 1, 2020. It will therefore be possible to pay in cash up to € 300, or by credit card without payment limits. “It is above all an objective of the government which presents the measure as an additional service for the taxpayer. Tobacconists are present in 3,400 municipalities against 1,800 for taxes, and above all, they have much wider opening hours ”, explains journalist Justine Weyl on the 13 Hours set. But this measure could accelerate the closings of tax centers according to the unions.
A boon for tobacconists
In addition, this device should diversify the tobacconist’s activity and thus bring in new customers. “The profession is suffering from the drop in tobacco consumption, 8,000 tobacconists have gone out of business in fifteen years”, specifies the journalist. It will also be possible to pay your hospital or nursery bills at these points of sale.