Monday, February 13, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, announced on RTL the extension of the fuel allowance for the 10 million people who use their vehicle for professional reasons.
Assistance reserved for the most modest households
This aid is intended for households in the first five income deciles. It is therefore specifically aimed at households that have declared a reference tax income of less than 14,700 euros in 2021.
A modest couple with two vehicles can benefit from double aid, ie 200 euros. The aid applies to all types of vehicles, including cars without a license and motorcycles.
Half of eligible households did not apply
The minister said that “almost half” of eligible households had not yet benefited from this aid and that everyone had to apply via a form available on the tax site until the end of March.
The Government insists that companies “make a move”
Bruno Le Maire stressed “that it is important that all companies make a gesture”.
The Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal followed in the footsteps of his minister and also called on companies to take part in the action taken by the government in social matters.
Following this intervention by Bruno Lemaire, the CEO of TotalEnergies, Patrick Pouyanné, announced a possible new rebate at the pump in France.
In conclusion, the fuel allowance intended for low-income workers has been extended until the end of March 2023 to allow eligible households to benefit from this financial aid intended for professional transport.
It is possible to make a request via a form available on the tax website.