How to pay your Taxe d’Habitation online

How to pay your Taxe d’Habitation online

If you own a property in France, you will be liable for Taxe d’Habitation.

If you can’t visit your local tax office in person, you can pay your Taxe d’Habitation online. It’s rather straight-forward.

taxe d habitation online

Please follow this link here. 

Click on « Payer en ligne »

Numéro fiscal : enter your fiscal number which you will find on your income tax form or any other taxes (habitation or foncière)

Click on “Payer en ligne

Enter the reference number of the tax you are paying.

(référence de l’avis)

Finally you will have to enter your bank details and your email address.

Once the tax is paid you will receive an email confirming your payment. Keep it for your records.

Please note you won’t be able to pay your taxe d’habitation or foncière (rates) online once you have missed the deadline.

Please send me an email here if you require assistance with paying your taxe d’habitation or taxe foncière online or any other way.

96 Comments so far

Philip FetherstonPosted on  11:02 am - May 14, 2017

Hello, The keep sending the bills to the house in france.
The foncier anbd habitation are both overdue but i have them now in england.
I want to pay by credit card , i this possible?
Thanks
Phil

    RachelG GallardPosted on  6:35 am - May 17, 2017

    Dear Philip,
    It is not possible to pay by bank card. See my post to see how you can pay your French taxes (TIP, cheque, bank transfer).
    Feel free to contact me if you require any further help.
    Rachel

John jasonPosted on  6:56 am - Sep 6, 2017

I live in U.K. Do not have a bank account in France own a flat and am liable for both Taxe Habitation and Fonciere.
The new rule regarding payment of amount over 2000€ prohibits payment by cheque how can I transfer from my UK bank the payment necessary?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  8:23 am - Sep 6, 2017

    Dear John,
    thank you for your message.
    You can pay by bank transfer. You need to contact your local tax office to get their bank details.
    When you transfer the money, ensure you add your name and tax reference number, as well as TH (for Taxe d’Habitation) and/or TF (for Taxe Foncière).
    I can help if you need further assistance.
    Best wishes
    Rachel

Jenny KelseyPosted on  9:12 pm - Sep 16, 2017

Hello!

Thank you for your clear instructions on paying tax d’habitation on line. We now have our tax Fonciere Bill, is it the same method to pay that on line too? We have a French bank account so have all those details to hand.

Jenny KelseyPosted on  9:13 pm - Sep 16, 2017

Hello

We now have our tax Fonciere Bill, is it the same method to pay that on line too? We have a French bank account so have all those details to hand.

Jenny KelseyPosted on  5:24 pm - Sep 19, 2017

Thank you very much Rachel……and for getting back to me so quickly

ScottPosted on  4:58 pm - Sep 20, 2017

Hi Rachel,

Thanks very much for this guide. I was struggling for a little while, thinking I had to first set up an account before I could pay my tax fonciere on-line, until I Googled and got your helpful guide and then managed to pay the bill in 5 minutes (well 10 really – 5 minutes spent finding my IBAN number!). As you say, it’s really straight-forward – though I’m fairly sure I would have given up and left it till the weekend had I not found your guide. So thanks!!

Scott

Carly MitchellPosted on  7:16 pm - Sep 22, 2017

Hi, we have a property in France but live in the U.K. at the moment. We have not received our taxe fonciere or d’habitation bills and suspect that they have been posted to our French property. I am concerned that the deadlines for payment will have passed by the time that we are next in France to pick up the bills. Is there any way that we can get the reference numbers for these to pay them online? We have a French bank account so will have no problem laying, we just need to know what the reference number is. We have last years bills from the previous owner but I am much not sure if the reference stays the same or changes annually?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  8:34 am - Sep 24, 2017

    Dear Carly,

    The Taxe Foncière will be sent to the address you gave the notaire when you bought your French property.
    You are probably not in their system yet. I had to call the tax office this week as I received a taxe foncière for a client who sold and send back to the UK last September! They hadn’t made the changes yet.
    If you really want to be sure the tax hasn’t got lost in the post, you can send the taxe office a copy of last year’s taxe foncière and a copy of the attestation you got from the notaire when you bought your house. Their email address should be on last year’s tax papers. Here a simple text you send them:

    Madame, Monsieur,
    Nous n’avons pas reçu de taxe foncière. Est-ce normal ?
    Write your name and French address
    Plus UK address = adresse de correspondance
    Sincères salutations.

    Let me know how you get on!
    Rachel

      Carly MitchellPosted on  2:31 pm - Oct 5, 2017

      Thanks so much Rachel. We made contact and got the bill sent to our UK address and got it paid online using your really helpful guide.
      Thank you so much for making this so easy!

David C MitchellPosted on  10:04 am - Sep 26, 2017

Dear Rachel,
I am becoming very concerned that I have not received a demand for payment of taxe foncière though I understood it should be received by the end of September. I live here permanently. I became the owner of the property in June 2016 and moved in at the beginning of October 2016. I thought the notaire who handled the purchase for me was going to notify the tax authorities of the change of ownership. I have not completed a French income tax return as I was told I would not have to do that until 2018 and so do not have a numéro fiscal . What should I do if anything.

SarahPosted on  10:02 am - Oct 1, 2017

Hi Rachel – I am trying to pay my tax fonciere on line for the first time and it seems relatively straight forward. However, when I try to enter the IBAN number (ours begins with FR) it doesn’t give me an option to enter FR in the first drop down box? Please can you advise?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  4:25 pm - Oct 1, 2017

    Hi Sarah,
    I have just connected to my online account to see and the first box shows the Iban. FR was already entered. Maybe try again another day? Contact me for more information if you wish.
    Rachel

BabsPosted on  6:41 pm - Oct 2, 2017

Hi l bought a piece of agricultural land two years ago, the previous British owner said he had never paid any tax on it and had owned it for 6 years, however, last year I received a tax demand from France which I paid, and another one for 112 Euro this September. The land has never been used for any business so, should I be paying tax on it?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  8:14 am - Oct 3, 2017

    Hi Babs,

    I am surprised you are paying a Taxe Foncière on some agricultural land.
    It could be worth calling/emailing them to be sure it is not a mistake.
    Best wishes
    Rachel

ChrisPosted on  11:32 am - Oct 3, 2017

I wont pay untik next october. I bought my house in March 2017. I dont pay tax anywhere but would pay it the UK if l had to pay. I have a uk pension. Where will l find my fiscal number. I dont tax returns.

    RachelG GallardPosted on  6:25 pm - Oct 3, 2017

    Hi Chris,
    Your fiscal number will be on your taxe foncière next year.
    You can contact your local tax office to obtain it sooner.
    Best wishes.
    Rachel

brendan meanyPosted on  11:06 am - Oct 4, 2017

Ive tried connecting with the link but it says it is down for maintenance for a number of days, seem strange since the deadline for the Foncier tax is the 16th of this month

RazPosted on  7:33 am - Oct 5, 2017

I moved from France a few months ago so need to get a re-assessment of the tax that was applied to me. Please can you advise what number to use to call the office from abroad? I’ve checked the website and nothing !

Sarah sPosted on  7:16 am - Oct 6, 2017

Hi Rachel, what a helpful post and thread 🙂
I received our tax fonciere through the post to our address in the UK in September. After 2 hours I found a different thread online and managed to pay through the government website online (as I struggled with my French bank account accepting the IBAN number). I have not yet received my tax habitation bill. When should I expect it? When is it due? I assume I could pay in way you’ve explained above – although I don’t know the amount yet! If I did know the amount – (or guessed!) Does the habitaction tax have a different reference number to the fonciere? (so they know which is which?) and if so, can I only find this on the habitaction bill? I am worried they have/will send the habitaction bill to my address in France…. many thanks

    RachelG GallardPosted on  9:04 am - Oct 6, 2017

    Hi Sarah

    The taxes d’habitation are not in the post yet!
    The deadline is 15th December if your French property is your holiday home. (15th November for main homes).
    You can’t pay it online indeed without the tax/’Avis d’imposition’.
    Kind regards
    Rachel

      Sarah sPosted on  12:21 pm - Oct 9, 2017

      Thank you so much Rachel, you are very helpful. Do you have any idea if they are likely to send it to my address in the UK? The Fonciere arrived here fine. When do they usually start / finish sending them out?

Ann Dahlen FlightPosted on  12:57 am - Oct 7, 2017

Hi Sarah and Rachel,

I am having the same problem when trying to enter the IBAN number for my French Bank account.
Would you be able to send the link that you used.
Regards
Ann

Richard MasonPosted on  9:06 pm - Oct 8, 2017

Truly excellent and clear step by step instructions – thank you so much.
What initially looked like a nightmare scenario as cheques are no longer accepted for payments over E 2.000,00 was in fact very straightforward, although I suspect that it helped that I have French bank account.
Thanks again

VIVIENNE HEASMANPosted on  12:27 pm - Oct 9, 2017

Hi I am tryin to pay Taxes Fonciere. I live in Norway and we only do internet banking. I have tried following instructions but that seems to be for a transfer where they ask for the monies from my bank account. This is not possible in norway. I have been tryin to find out the bak account for taxes foncieres with they IBAN SWIFT codes and then can just transfer money in moments. At present I do not have a french bank account. and Norwegian banks don’t wirte check. Do you have any ideas how I can pay bill.. I have been trying to contact them, but I just get refered to the same email address with my question is ouside of their perimeters???

    RachelG GallardPosted on  8:07 am - Oct 10, 2017

    Hi Vivienne,
    You can Email me your Taxe Fonière (both sides) and I will call them to get their bank details including Iban and Bic for you. Best wishes. Rachel

Sarah sPosted on  7:43 am - Oct 12, 2017

I’ve just read your reply to Vivienne, Rachel, you are a dream! How wonderfully helpful you are.

SuePosted on  8:54 pm - Oct 12, 2017

Hello I have just paid my Tax Fonciere for the first time online using my french bank a/c details. I have received a confirmation email. I read on another website….””remember to fill out the authorisation for your bank and post it on”. I’m not sure what this is…I understand the payment will come out on 26/10/17 and reads date of prelevement on my confirmation email…I do not want this to be a problem when they come to take the funds…Thanks

JenPosted on  1:19 pm - Oct 14, 2017

Hello,
I set up a direct debit online so we can pay our taxe fonciere in instalments over the year, however i’m told this will not start until January 2018, so we are still liable to pay for 2017.
When I go online to pay for 2017, it asks for the full amount for the year- which will surely cross over with the direct debit which starts in January?
There doesn’t seem to be an option which allows you to pay pro rata- or maybe i’m getting confused… just concerned as the deadline is Monday.
Many thanks.

    RachelG GallardPosted on  6:35 am - Oct 15, 2017

    Hello Jen,

    This is correct, the Taxe Foncière which is due now is for this year (2017).
    The instalments from January to October 2018 are for the year 2018.
    If you have set up a direct debit for January then the taxe foncière 2017 is still due. It can only be paid in one payment now.
    I hope this clearer!
    Rachel

JenPosted on  5:04 pm - Oct 19, 2017

Thanks so much, that really helped!

Karen AgnewPosted on  6:31 pm - Oct 20, 2017

On both links Rachel and Sarah gave for paying Taxes Foncieres online, I cannot plug in my IBAN because FR is not on the pull-down list. When the screen first comes up, it is…then in about 1.5 seconds, it disappears. I’m frustruated. Been at this for over an hour now.

Karen AgnewPosted on  6:57 pm - Oct 20, 2017

I sorted it out…my computer was translating the page into English…so I just added French into my settings so it wouldn’t do that and FR became available for an option for my IBAN . Huh. So simple after that.

RosiePosted on  10:55 am - Oct 22, 2017

Hi. We bought a holiday house in France in December 2016 (paid a small payment in our purchase for 2016) and have not received either bills for habitation and fonciere taxes for 2017 when should we receive them ? Also can we pay these in monthly instalments or will we need to pay 2017 in full and set up monthly for 2018? Thank you just trying to organise ourselves for the future

    RachelG GallardPosted on  7:22 pm - Oct 22, 2017

    Hi Rosie,
    You should have received the Taxe Foncière for your French holiday home. It was due on 16th October. You should contact your local tax office!
    The Taxe d’Habitation is due on 15th December. You have to pay in full for 2017. Monthly instalments will be from January 2018 for 2018.
    I hope this information is useful.
    Best wishes,
    Rachel

StephenPosted on  1:53 pm - Oct 24, 2017

Hi Rachel

I have been trying to pay the Taxes Foncieres through the tax portal from my UK Bank euro account as I no longer have a French bank account. Each time I put in my BIC number I get an error message to say my Bank does not allow this type of SEPA payment. I have checked with my Bank and it does, so I am not sure what to do next

    RachelG GallardPosted on  5:04 pm - Oct 24, 2017

    Hi Stephen,
    You can’t pay after the deadline anyway.
    You can contact your French local tax office and ask for a RIB (bank details) and transfer the money.
    Kind regards
    Rachel

terryPosted on  10:51 am - Nov 6, 2017

Hi can you please assist. I have received a demand for payment of my taxe foncière which is now overdue. Although I have advised them they continue to send the demand to the wrong UK address. I see from your comments this cannot be paid online if overdue (16/10/2017) now 6/11/2017.

How best do I deal with this?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  10:54 am - Nov 6, 2017

    Dear Terry

    You can pay both French taxes (taxe foncière and taxe d’habitation) by cheque or by transfer but to pay by transfer you will need to ask the French tax office for their bank details (RIB).
    Kind regards
    Rachel

IanPosted on  1:49 pm - Nov 6, 2017

Hi Rachel, I wonder if you can advise me.

I bought an apartment in January 2016, and have not received bills for either taxe d’habitation or taxe fonciere. Last year I paid taxe fonciere pro-rata to the previous owner. From reading the above, taxe fonciere is now overdue. I have tried calling the Isere tax office using the number on the impots.gouv.fr site but keep getting an ‘all our agents are busy’ message. Is there any other way I can contact them? I cannot find an email address for them.

As far as I know I do not have a fiscal number. I pay taxes through the autoentrepreneur system. I have a social security number on my Carte Vitale, and a SIRET number, but without a fiscal number I can’t set up an account on impots.gouv.fr or use the contact form on that site.

Thank you for you help, and for a really useful website,
Ian

    RachelG GallardPosted on  3:51 pm - Nov 6, 2017

    Dear Ian,

    Reading your message I understand you live in France.
    Have you done your French income tax return in May this year? If you have, you should have received your taxe d’habitation by now. it is due on 15th November.

    However the tax office would have sent the taxe foncière to your UK address if it’s the address you gave to the notaire when you purchased your French house.
    I suggest you visit your nearest tax office. You could ask for a copy of your taxe foncière and taxe d’habitation and pay both taxes then. With a bit of luck they won’t charge you the 10% penalty fee for late payment.

    Let me know how you get on. Bonne chance !
    Rachel

      IanPosted on  10:41 am - Nov 9, 2017

      Thanks for the advice. I had to wait until today because the local tax office has limited opening, but they had the taxe fonciere and let me pay it without a penalty fee. They said my Taxe d’habitation bill won’t be ready until February.

Jenny KelseyPosted on  4:54 pm - Nov 7, 2017

Hello again Rachel. A while ago you were able to give me some very helpful advice re taxe Foncière, now duly paid. We have returned to England, to our main house, for the winter and await notification of the taxe d’habitation, which is due to be sent here. We have our personal tax code from the taxe Foncière notification but do not have the special code for the taxe d’habitation for when you pay online. Is this a standard number ( if so, do you know it please?) or do we just wait for the official letter?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  5:52 pm - Nov 7, 2017

    Hi Jenny

    You will need the ‘Avis’ reference number so you can’t pay it till you have received it.
    No rush to pay the taxman! ;o)
    Kind regards
    Rachel

Jenny KelseyPosted on  11:07 pm - Nov 7, 2017

Thanks Rachel! Happy to wait for a bit….this month has been expensive. Our daughter got married last week!!

katherine moodyPosted on  3:59 pm - Nov 10, 2017

Hello
I can never get a reply from my local tax office by email & my French is not good enough to telephone – any idea how I can get an IBAN no to do a bank transfer for my area of Bedarieux please?
Thank you for any help you can give

    RachelG GallardPosted on  4:15 pm - Nov 10, 2017

    Dear Katherine,
    You can send them this message by post:

    Madame, Monsieur,
    Pourriez-vous m’envoyer un RIB pour que je puisse effectuer un virement pour payer mes impôts locaux ?
    Merci d’avance.

    Add your email address and they should write back to you.

    Kind regards

    Rachel

Carly MitchellPosted on  12:51 pm - Nov 14, 2017

Hi Rachel

We are living in the UK and received our taxe fonciere bill at our UK address and paid for this online using your very helpful instructions. I have not received a taxe d’habitation bill for this year yet though and I am concerned that the deadline for payment (if my google searches are accurate) is 15th November i.e. tomorrow. Do we get an extra month to pay given that the French property is a second home and will we still be able to pay for this online up to 15th December? I am assuming here that a bill will actually come at some stage. I have managed to set up a direct debit for the fonciere for next year and will do the same for the habitation as soon as we have a bill with the reference details etc.
Thank you in advance
Carly

    RachelG GallardPosted on  1:05 pm - Nov 14, 2017

    Dear Carly

    Owners of French holiday homes pay their Taxe d’habitation on 15th December, one month later than French residents.
    Your Taxe d’habitation is probably on its way!
    Kind regards
    Rachel

VickyPosted on  1:44 am - Nov 15, 2017

Thanks so much. The web page seemed different to how you describe, but your article gave me the confidence to pay the tax, as it was due today. I hope I did it right 🙂

    RachelG GallardPosted on  9:50 am - Nov 15, 2017

    Hi Vicky
    Thank you for your feedback. Maybe their web site got updated and altered very recently. I will have a look.
    After entering your French bank details for your taxe d’habitation, you had to enter your email address. Within a few seconds you should have received a confirmation from the French tax office by email.
    Kind regards
    Rachel

Dawn whitakerPosted on  9:47 am - Nov 15, 2017

Hi
I can’t log on with my old forms as not received new ones.
How can I get online to view bill to pay?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  10:01 am - Nov 15, 2017

    Hi Dawn
    If you are not French resident, you need your taxe d’habitation to pay it online. Each tax has a reference number (référence de l’avis).
    Kind regards
    Rachel

Annie HughesPosted on  6:48 pm - Nov 16, 2017

Hi
I have received my taxe fonciere bill for 2017. But the details are wrong? It went to my old address. My name is not quite right and the address is wrong. Can the details be corrected online as well as paying online? Thanks in advance, Annie

    RachelG GallardPosted on  1:20 pm - Nov 17, 2017

    Dear Annie
    Thank you for your message. You are best to send a letter in French to the French tax office (postal address on your taxe foncière) mentioning your new address and your name. I would send also a copy of your passport.
    You probably won’t get any acknowledgement… You will find out next year when you get your new taxe foncière and taxe d’habitation if the changes have been made!

    Here is the text you could send to the tax office:
    Madame, Monsieur,
    Veuillez noter notre nouvelle adresse postale : UK address here.
    Merci de corriger mon nom (your name).
    Sincères salutations.

    Let me know how you get on.
    Contact me if you require more information.
    Kind regards
    Rachel

Dave LeggettPosted on  5:42 pm - Nov 18, 2017

Hi, we live in the UK but have a house in France. For the first time in ten years, we have been charged for audivisuel contribution as well as taxe d’habitation even though I always tick the box saying that we have no TV or aerial in France. I am trying to email them to challenge this but on the website I am asked for an online access number which it says is a seven digit number on the tax bill. There is no 7 digit number there, so I can’t set up an account to then send them a secure message. Any thoughts? Best, Dave Leggett

    RachelG GallardPosted on  9:52 am - Nov 19, 2017

    Hi Dave
    You can pay the taxe d’habitation online using the link on my web site and when you get to the payment, you can alter the amount, ie deduct the TV license.
    Let me know how you get on.
    Kind regards
    Rachel

AnnaPosted on  10:45 am - Nov 20, 2017

Hi
Do you have any email address or phone no for the dept Avis D’Import (Tax D’Habitation) Haute Our area code is 07440

    RachelG GallardPosted on  1:21 pm - Nov 20, 2017

    Dear Anna,
    According to the Yellow Pages your local income tax is 12 rue Jeanne d’Arc, 07130 SAINT PERAY, tel. 04 75 40 30 46.

    Kind regards
    Rachel

Mandar PatgaonkarPosted on  7:08 pm - Nov 20, 2017

Dear Rachel,
I am in Paris for work since one year and staying in an apartment in 13eme. I received Avis D’Import (Tax D’Habitation). I think the amount is quite higher than expected (to be precise 1280 euros) for a 38m2 apartment, How do I file a complaint about the same? DO i have to pay the amount first and then complain or can i withhold? Please let me know.

Thanks
Mandar

    RachelG GallardPosted on  7:11 pm - Nov 20, 2017

    Hi Mandar
    Paris is expensive!
    You will have to pay the taxe d’habitation, write to the tax office now and see what answer you get from them.
    They will reimburse you if they think they have made a mistake.
    Let me know how you get on!
    Rachel

DavidPosted on  8:16 am - Nov 21, 2017

Dear Rachel,
We have a second house in France, and it is owned using an SCI. I’ve received and paid my Taxes Fonciere for this year, however have not seen the Taxes D’habitation. I note above that you have said for second homes that this may be in the mail now and payable on the 15th December. Do you think the same would apply in our circumstance?
Thank you
David

    RachelG GallardPosted on  8:49 am - Nov 21, 2017

    Dear David

    Thank you for your message. Plenty of my clients who have holiday homes in France have not received their taxe d’habitation yet. They must be in the post, somewhere between France and England!
    Your deadline for your taxe d’habitation is also the 15th December for your SCI.

    Kind regards
    Rachel

CarolePosted on  1:52 pm - Nov 24, 2017

Hi Rachel,
I have just found your site, very helpful. We have just received our tax habitation to be paid by 15th December, as we have only been in the tax system for two years and this is our principal home we don’t have a house in UK any more, we don’t pay tax as we are on state pensions and we are over 70 but have to pay habitation which talking to other expats they don’t so am concerned they have not recognised this is our only home how can I check, can’t speak enough French for them to ynderstand me,
Thanks in anticipation
Carole

    RachelG GallardPosted on  7:38 pm - Nov 24, 2017

    Hi Carole
    In France we pay taxe d’habitation according to the size of our French house and our income.
    To see if your are taxed correctly look at the back of your taxe d’habitation and you should see (top right of the form), your income. If not, then you are taxed for maison secondaire.
    I hope this helps.
    Rachel

Chris WillisPosted on  2:11 pm - Nov 24, 2017

Hello Rachel,
I’m glad I’ve found your website. I’ve just filled out the electronic form for paying my Taxe d’Habitation. Unfortunately, I got stuck when it came to the last bit where it asked for the address électronique. I had a mental block and didn’t realise they just wanted an email address. I left the page briefly, and when I came back to it, the page disappeared. Trouble is that I’d filled in all my bank details etc, and had pressed the confirmation.
So now, I don’t know whether or not the payment will go through. Also, I won’t get an email to let me know when it has.
I’m afraid to go through the procedure again, in case I end up paying twice. And the deadline is 1st December.
I don’t know what to do now. Could you help please…
Really grateful for your reply 🙂

    RachelG GallardPosted on  1:52 pm - Nov 30, 2017

    Hi Chris

    Redo the procedure from scratch and if for
    Cumul des ordres de paiement déjà donnés
    you see 0€ then it is paid.

    If not, then enter your bank details and redo the procedure to pay your taxe d’habitation.

    Let us know how you get on.
    Rachel

Paul GreenhoughPosted on  8:05 pm - Nov 28, 2017

Hi

Just found this site and hoping you can help. We sold our property in France in October and only week we closed our bank account with Credit Agricole and transferred all fund to our UK account. Now we have just received a AVIS D’IMPOT 2017 TAXE D’HABITATION bill. How is the best and easiest way to pay this? We don’t speak French. Could we use the people we used to move the money to the UK?

I don’t think we should ignore this bill.

Any help would be appreciated

Paul

    RachelG GallardPosted on  8:57 am - Nov 29, 2017

    Dear Paul,
    When you sold your house, your notaire and agent must have explained you were liable for the Foncière and habitation till 31st December 2017.
    You can transfer the money to the tax office mentioning of course your name, fiscal reference number and TH or TF.
    Let me know if you require further assistance.
    Kind regards
    Rachel

Sarah sPosted on  9:54 am - Nov 30, 2017

Hi rachel, I have still not received my tax habitacion bill (which I believe is due on the 15th December). The tax fonciere was delivered to our house in the UK, but I have no way of knowing if the habitacion has been delivered to our house in France (although it wasn’t when we were there 2 weeks ago). It is the first year we are to pay these taxes, so I only have the reference number from the fonciere bill and do not even know the amount of the habitation. How can I find out how much my bill is and how to pay it please? Thanks for your help.

    RachelG GallardPosted on  1:44 pm - Nov 30, 2017

    Hi Sarah,

    I am pretty sure your taxe d’habitation will be sent to the UK rather than France. It could be in the post now. My clients are receiving theirs now.

    The only way to find out is to email the tax office asking for a copy of your taxe d’habitation.

    You will find their email address on your taxe foncière. French tax offices are receiving a lot of emails at the moment and are not coping very well so be patient, let’s hope they will get back to you before 15th December.

    You could send this text in French by email:
    Madame, Monsieur,
    Pouvez-vous m’envoyer une copie de ma taxe d’habitation ? Je ne l’ai pas encore reçue.
    Merci d’avance.

    Add your name, address and your ‘Numéro Fiscal’.

    Kind regards
    Rachel

Sarah sPosted on  2:14 pm - Nov 30, 2017

thanks so much for your reply rachel – that is very helpful.

Sarah sPosted on  1:34 pm - Dec 1, 2017

Dear rachel, I have found the website address on the fonciere but no email address. Whenever I try and make contact through the website, it sends around in circles as I don’t have a login reference. Do you have an email address for the impots.gouv.fr? I have also googled the local office on the fonciere, but they only have an address and telephone number, no email address is showing. The local office is st gervais les bains 74170. Any email address you or anyone else on this thread may have will be greatly received. Many thanks in advance

Sarah sPosted on  3:24 pm - Dec 5, 2017

Thanks again Rachel, they have replied advising they have recalculated the amount due and will send a bill in January 2018 with the payment due in February! What a lot of worry over nothing…… they could have sent a letter advising of that, or even have an email address to contact on the bill. I am feeling relieved however, and could not have done it without your help – many thanks

Tom StevensPosted on  12:01 pm - Dec 11, 2017

Hi – such a useful blog post. Do you know if its possible to pay these bills monthly, (Taxe d’habitation and Taxes Foncieres) rather than in one lump sum? And if so how to go about doing so. I have French bank account etc. Thanks for your help

    RachelG GallardPosted on  12:11 pm - Dec 11, 2017

    Hi Tom

    Thank you for your kind comment. You can pay your taxe foncière and taxe d’habitation monthly indeed but for the next taxes ie for 2018 as we our taxes in France in areas.

    Once you have entered your fiscal number and your tax reference number somewhere it says Adhérer aux prélèvements.
    Let me know how you get on.
    Rachel

JacquiePosted on  7:27 pm - Dec 11, 2017

Salut Rachel, just to say thank you for this website thread. I’ve been waiting with bated breath for Avis D’Habitation 2017. In previous years this Taxe d’habitation would have been forwarded to my UK address and been completed in the Nov. I found two email addresses on last year’s Avis so sent an enquiry as to why I haven’t received it. I got a reply today with a copy of the Avis attached – deadline this Friday! Then I found your website describing how to pay online without having to create an account. I’ve tried before with no success but this time I’ve cracked it with your help.
And according to your site I may even have set up prélèvement!
Thank you and hopefully others will also be helped with the deadline approaching.

    RachelG GallardPosted on  11:15 am - Dec 12, 2017

    Hi Jacquie,
    Thank you for your feedback.

    I am glad to hear my post about how to pay your taxe d’habitation online was useful to you.
    Best wishes
    Rachel

SharonPosted on  4:21 pm - Dec 15, 2017

Hi Rachel

I wonder if you can help? We’ve had our property in France for over ten years and in previous years have had no problems paying our Taxe Fonciere or Taxe d’habitation online. This year I paid the Taxe Fonciere in the usual way and received confirmation of payment but then in November had a letter saying that payment had not been received as it had been rejected by the bank. The bank say no request for payment was made. As soon as we received the letter we replied and sent a cheque to cover payment. They received that cheque on 4th December (we used postal tracking) and we have received another letter saying payment has not been received and imposing a 10% late payment fee. My French is not sophisticated enough for a conversation but we have asked a friend who is native French speaker to speak to them on our behalf. She’s not been able to speak to them yet as of today the cheque had still not been cashed. We’re not really sure what to do and are concerned that our online payment for Taxe d’habitation will also not be processed. Do you have any advice about how we can resolve the situation? Any guidance would be most welcome as we seem to have got embroiled in a bureaucratic loop!
Thanks, Sharon

    RachelG GallardPosted on  4:29 pm - Dec 15, 2017

    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for your message.

    This time of the year it is impossible to contact the tax office by phone!
    See if the tax office’s email address is mentioned on last year’s tax papers. You could email them. If not, I would send them a letter, explaining what you have just explained to me and asking for the 10% to be waived.
    Let us know how you get on.
    Bonne chance!
    Rachel

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