Taxe d’habitation: All owners of French properties must complete this new declaration
Chris Broome – Chartered Financial Planner
Over recent years taxe d’habitation – a tax comparable to the UK’s Council Tax – has been removed for main homes in France. It is still due, however, in full for second homes and other properties you have available for you to live in.
To ensure the government’s database is up to date, a new declaration is required of everyone (including second homeowners) owning houses or flats in France. The deadline for completing this form is 30 June 2023.
Even if you believe you have no taxe d’habitation to pay, you are still required to fill in the form.
The fine for not registering is 150 € per property.
How do I fill in the form?
Homeowners must fill in the form on the impots.gouv.fr website, in the Mes biens immobiliers section or their personal space, to complete a déclaration d’occupation for each of their properties.
Follow this link – https://www.impots.gouv.fr/accueil – and login to the “Votre espace particulier” area with your tax identification information, then click on “Immobilier”.
We are also able to introduce you to a trusted external French Tax Adviser if you need further assistance.
Please note: This blog is for general information only and does not constitute advice. The information is aimed at retail clients only.
Longhurst Limited does not provide advice in French Tax.
Please seek tax advice from a specialist French tax adviser.