Council Tax in France

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Council Tax in France

Post by Chris » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:03 pm

We moved into a house in October 2018 and seem to remember making a payment to the vendors for the balance of the ‘Council Tax’
I have not received any bill since then , I assumed that as per UK the tax year may start in April 1st ? And payments can be made every month ?
Any advice welcome

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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by exile » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:36 pm

The French (and most other countries)tax year runs from 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2019 this year. You should receive 2 tax bills in the autumn. One a habitation tax* paid by all people "living" in a property on 1.1 each year - even if as a second property you were not actually there. There is also a property tax** for the property owner. I have not come across the opportunity to pay monthly for either of these.

* taxe d'habitation
** taxe fonciere

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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by Le-Dolly » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:51 pm

exile wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:36 pm
The French (and most other countries)tax year runs from 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2019 this year. You should receive 2 tax bills in the autumn. One a habitation tax* paid by all people "living" in a property on 1.1 each year - even if as a second property you were not actually there. There is also a property tax** for the property owner. I have not come across the opportunity to pay monthly for either of these.

* taxe d'habitation
** taxe fonciere

Look harder we do, well that's not strictly true......we pay nothing against the TdH, we are so poor, or we have a very proactive accountant. But the 5200pa TF is certainly paid monthly.
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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by exile » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Guess I am "poorer" than you.
1. I cannot afford an accountant
2. I barely pay your monthly TF in a whole year - perhaps that is why no monthly option has been offered.

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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by buzz » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:13 pm

You can pay monthly but you have to apply before the end of the previous year and start paying upfront. You can't wait for this year's bill to arrive and then ask to pay that monthly.
So if you had wanted to pay 2019's bill monthly you would need to have applied in around Oct/Nov 2018 and started paying the instalments in Jan 2019, so that you make your final payment by the end of 2019.
Just to clarify for Chris - as I recall in the UK you pay your bill at the start of the period you're paying for, but in France you pay in arrears, so the bill you pay at the end of 2019 is for the period 1.1.19 to 31.12.19.

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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by Maricopa » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:21 pm

exile wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Guess I am "poorer" than you.
1. I cannot afford an accountant
2. I barely pay your monthly TF in a whole year - perhaps that is why no monthly option has been offered.
We have paid monthly for many years now, (and pay a lot less than some posters) just ask the tax office that issues the bill.
https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/part ... re-dois-je
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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by PatF » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:24 pm

Tax d'Hab. is slowly being phased out.
https://www.french-property.com/guides/ ... rty-taxes/

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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:04 pm

PatF wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Tax d'Hab. is slowly being phased out.
https://www.french-property.com/guides/ ... rty-taxes/
Ummm..it is being phased out but you will be taxed in other ways.

Sorry, my apologies, my generation will be taxed in other ways.

You retirees will be fine.

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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by Chris » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:33 pm

Cheer up ALBF it’s not our fault you were born too late to be a baby boomer
I think you would have really enjoyed yourself as a teenager in the 1960s

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Re: Council Tax in France

Post by PatF » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:01 pm

Here's another link on this subject-
https://www.ladepeche.fr/2019/06/18/tax ... 02e-14,0,2

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