Do I have to claim exemption from the taxe foncière?

Can you please explain how older people may qualify for an exemption from the taxe foncière? Is it automatic or do I have to claim it? I am 75 but last winter I had to pay tax of more than €1,000.  S.G.

There are several rules regarding exemption from this tax which we explain below.

 

Total exemption

To clarify, exemption is not given due to age alone - there are two criteria - age and income.

 Age: You must be 75 or more on January 1, 2017

 Income: The net household income (revenu fiscal de référence) figure on your income tax statement (avis d’imposition), which should be ...

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