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Local Taxes in France 2017 - 20 pages
Published: August 2017
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Our updated Local Taxes in France helpguide for 2017 comprises 20 pages and looks at the main local taxes you can expect to pay as a resident (owner-occupier or tenant) and as a second home-owner. It also explains President’s Macron’s proposed changes to the taxe d’habitation including its staggered removal for up to 80% of households and we speak to a representative of the Mairies in France who objects to the planned changes.

The guide also reviews:

* How your bills are calculated for the main local taxes in France - taxe d’habitation and taxe foncière (on both buildings and on land)

* Who needs to pay for a TV licence in France

* Exemptions or reductions to local taxes in France. These are based on various factors including age, income and / or disability

* Exemptions applicable in some areas for chambres d’hôtes or holiday lets

* Are French taxes payable on holiday homes, second homes, mobile homes

* How to challenge a local tax bill in France

* Declaring changes to your property in France

* Other local taxes in France, such as those for rubbish removal, for vacant homes or taxes added to electricity bills

* What the local French taxes are used for

* Different payment methods and when payments are due

* Readers Q&A

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