French village told it is too rich to charge more taxes

Le Perthus, a community of 586 people near the Spanish border in south-west France, receives so much income from parking fees paid by tourists that the French state audit body, the cours des comptes, has advised it should cancel council and property taxes.

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State auditors have told a French village near the Spanish border that it is "too rich" to continue taxing residents and should cancel council and property taxes this year, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.