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.

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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.

40 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?

    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.

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

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


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


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!!


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!

      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.

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

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.

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

      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.

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

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!

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