If you own a property in France, you only have a little more time left to pay your taxe foncière for this year if you pay in one annual sum.
Bills were sent out from the end of August, and the deadline for paying by 'traditional' methods such as cheque, TIP Sepa interbank transfer, cash or by card at a tabac has now passed.
However, if you wish to pay online, you have a little longer before time runs out.
When is the deadline to pay my taxe foncière online?
The deadline to pay your taxe foncière online is October 22 at midnight.
How do I pay my taxe foncière online?
Payments by internet can be made by logging into your online impots.gouv.fr account and clicking ‘Payer en ligne’ (pay online). You can also pay on the mobile app, by scanning the QR code on your bill.
The money will be taken from your bank account on October 27.
If you have previously signed up for a prélèvement à l’échéance direct debit payment, it will also be taken on October 27.
Finally, if you pay by regular instalments during the year then, usually, your last instalment of the year will have already been taken from your account, unless your total 2022 tax bill has significantly risen compared to last year’s, in which case some may also be payable on November 15 and possibly December 15 to make up the difference.
If you want to sign up for this system for next year then you have until December 15 to start making monthly payments from January, or December 31 for them to start in February.
Some 32 million households paid an average of €853 in taxe foncière last year, central tax authorities the Direction générale des finances publiques (DGFiP) has stated.
This year, bills will in most cases have risen, as the state has increased the valeur locative cadastrale – the theoretical rental value used to calculate taxe foncière bills – by 3.4% for all properties, in line with inflation.
This is compared to a 0.4% rise last year.
Communes then apply their own taxe foncière percentage rates to one half of the valeur locative of the properties within them, with many increasing these this year.
Some 20% of the highest-income households (as well as second-home owners) must also pay the taxe d’habitation occupancy tax this year, although this is gradually being phased out, and will not be payable for any main homes from 2023.
Second-home owners will continue to pay the taxe d’habitation.
The redevance audiovisuelle TV licence fee has also been removed for all households – including second homes – this year.
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