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Apply for refunds of property tax

If you have paid taxe d'habitation or taxe foncière this year but did not last year you are due a refund

IF YOU have had a taxe foncière or d’habitation bill this year when you were exempt from paying in 2014, the government says you can either ignore it, if you have not paid, or be reimbursed if you have.

This relates to exemptions that are dependent on factors linked to age and/or having a relatively low income.

Due to certain new measures this year related to income tax calculations, some people may have also lost their local tax exemption whereas their general situations have not changed.

The government has therefore decided on reimbursements to make sure needy people are not being penalised.

This concerns people such as those aged 75 or more who have been billed for taxe foncière whereas they were exempt last year.

If you have already paid a bill, officials says you will receive a repayment around March, as a bank transfer or a cheque in the post. Alternatively you may contact your tax office now for a faster repayment, by telephone, letter, email or personal visit.

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