How to pay your Taxe Fonciere online

How to pay your Taxe Fonciere online

If you own a property in France, you will be liable for the Taxe Fonciere.

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

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 (taxe d’habitation or taxe fonciere)

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 then 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 French taxes online:

once you have missed the deadline

or if you have not received your taxe fonciere as you need the tax reference number.


Please send me an email here if you require further assistance with paying your taxes online or any other way.


20 Comments so far

Terence BatleyPosted on  11:33 am - Oct 31, 2017

Hi, I live in UK and have a property in France. I am currently in UK and the taxe fonciere bill, which I need to pay, is in France. I have been trying to contact the Tax office for Clussais La Pommeraie but without success, before the deadline for payment. This is my first tax bill, so I don’t have any of the information needed to pay the bill online and, to make matters worse, I speak hardly any French.
I have a French Bank account, but have failed miserably to find a way of paying the tax. Can you help?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  8:10 am - Nov 1, 2017

    Dear Terence,
    Thank you for your message.
    Unfortunately you have now missed the deadline so you will get charged 10% extra anyway.
    This time of the year it is impossible to call the tax office, and they don’t like giving information over the phone anyway, so I suggest you contact them by ‘normal’ post asking for a copy of your taxe foncière and their RIB (bank details).
    Contact me if you need further assistance.

    Kind regards


Terence BatleyPosted on  11:47 am - Nov 4, 2017

Thank you Rachel, I will write to them as you suggest.
Many Thanks

Janet PateyPosted on  11:57 am - Nov 21, 2017

Good afternoon.
I bought a property in France April 2016 and reside here full time. Last year I contacted the Immobiliere from whom we purchased the house and asked about the Taxe Fonciere. They told me that there would not be one in 2016 as we had paid a proportion for that year when we signed for the property with the Notaire.
I have not received one for this year and do not know whom to contact. I have asked for help, but no-one has been forthcoming. Can you assist please.

TrevorPosted on  2:52 pm - Nov 25, 2017

Hi I wonder if you could advise me re paying habitation / fancier.The paper work seems lost in the mail .I do have my número fiscal and FIP number but not ref; de Avis .Is it possible to pay with just this info? thankyou Trevor……….

    RachelG GallardPosted on  9:30 am - Nov 27, 2017

    Hi Trevor
    You really need your taxe d’habitation to be able to pay it online. My clients who have holiday homes in France are just receiving their taxe d’habitation now so yours could be in the post too.
    You could try to email the French tax office asking for a copy of your taxe d’habitation but they are receiving hundreds of emails and they are not able to answer them all at the moment.
    Kind regards

JeanPosted on  8:36 pm - Dec 18, 2017

Hi Rachel,
Thank you for sharing this useful information about taxe fonciere. I have managed to pay it online. I am moving to France full time next year and I will need your assistance with translations, paperwork and registering with the health system in France. My French property is in Brittany. I look forward to contacting you early next year.
Merry xmas to you and your family!
Jean L.

Angela BrittanyPosted on  7:57 am - Jan 6, 2018

Hi Rachel
I sold my French property in December 2017.
I have received a Taxe foncière. Do I have to pay this tax or should I forward it onto the new owners? I hope you can help me.
Thank you!


LauriePosted on  3:03 pm - Jan 8, 2018

Hi Rachel
I have missed the deadline to pay my Taxe Fonciere. Can I send them a cheque from my French bank account? Or do you know if they will they accept payment from my credit card over the phone. It will be several months before I am able to come over to my French house so need to make some way of paying the Tax. Are you able to help me?
Laurie S

    RachelG GallardPosted on  4:04 pm - Jan 8, 2018

    Hi Laurie
    You can send the French tax office a cheque (from a French bank account). You can’t pay by bank/credit cards.
    Best wishes

MichellePosted on  10:44 am - Jan 10, 2018

Hello Rachel
Do you know if the French Tax Department will accept either UK Bank debit cards or credit cards to pay Tax Fonciere and Taxe d’Habitation. I do not have a French bank account any longer as I sold my French holiday home a few months ago.
I will await your reply.


    RachelG GallardPosted on  10:54 am - Jan 10, 2018

    You can’t pay your French taxes (habitation or foncière) by bank cards. You can pay by bank transfer though. You can also pay it online using your UK bank account.
    Kind regards

JanePosted on  10:48 am - Jan 10, 2018

Dear Rachel

I have owned a house in France for 5 years as a holiday home. I am moving to France full time this year. I need to have all post and taxes (Taxe Fonciere and Taxe d’Habitation) sent to my French house. Can I get the tax office to send these taxes to my French address?


KevinPosted on  1:39 am - Jan 14, 2018

Hi Rachel
I bought a house in France in July 2017. I know we paid a portion of the appropriate tax through the notaire.
I have been stressing over when the bills for 2018 will be sent out.
Having found this page on your very useful site, am I right in now thinking that the Fonciere and d’habitation taxes for 2018 will not be billed till Sep or Oct this year?
This is a holiday home for us, so will the bills be sent to our uk address?

    RachelG GallardPosted on  11:08 am - Jan 15, 2018

    Both taxes, taxe foncière and taxe d’habitation, will be sent to your UK address (to the address you gave the notaire when you bought your French property).
    If you visit your French holiday home before September you could visit your local tax office and set up a direct debit (prélèvement) so the French taxes are paid automatically. Even less stress if your French taxes are on direct debits!

Amy SheppardPosted on  8:01 pm - Jan 18, 2018

Rachel-Thank you so much for your invaluable help with paying my mothers habitation tax. As you know I was finding it extremely difficult to navigate the French Tax system and with language constraints it was becoming very frustrating. With your help we’ve managed to simplify what needs to be done.
Thank you again!

    RachelG GallardPosted on  12:59 pm - Jan 19, 2018

    Not a problem, Amy.
    You know where to find me now! Don’t get stressed out.
    (English/French translations, paperwork, red tape, French taxes, health cover, insurance, etc).

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