Repaired smartphones and tablet computers are still subject to French private copy tax, but the tax rate is lower than before. An agreement was reached on the matter last week.
From discount 40% for mobile phones and 35% for tablet computers. The compensation depends on the storage capacity of the corresponding device. For refurbished smartphones over 64 GB, that’s 8.4 Euros. Whether it is sold at 400 Euros or 100 Euros.
The industry itself is still dissatisfied with this. She is worried about the future of their trade, and there is no big profit in this regard.
However, the Ministry of Culture did not agree to a law that would waive the usage fee for refurbished mobile phones.
Thanks to the Thuiskopie tax, 273 million euros were raised in 2020, which is equivalent to 7% of the French Ministry of Culture’s budget, and festivals and other funds come from these budgets. Therefore, the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot talked about a win-win solution for artists and the economic sector.