The finance bill for 2014 allowed departmental councils to raise the departmental registration rate of the transfer tax due on sales of real estate properties from 3.80% to 4.50%, increasing the total burden from 5.09% to 5.81%. This was supposed to be a temporary increase expiring on 29 February 2016, with most departments nevertheless making use of it.   

The Finance Bill for 2015 makes permanent all rate increases decided prior to February 2016.

Entry into force: applicable to sales as from 1st March 2016