Sunday, 3 October 2010

Taxe Foncière is due soon!

September and October are always difficult months in France! The tax man keeps asking for more money!

First the Income Tax at the end of August, then the Taxe Fonciere, then Taxe d'habitation. For others, like me, Social Charges and Taxe professionelle...
How many taxes can you pay in 2 or 3 months?!!

The Taxe foncière has to be paid by 15th October 2010. If you own a house in France, unless you bought it this year (2010), you will receive this tax directly.

It is paid in arrears which means you pay in October 2010 for the year 2010.

!!! If you don't send your payment on time, you will get a reminder with an extra 10% to pay!

How to pay your Taxe Foncière?

You can pay the tax online prior to 15th October. See on your tax (avis d'imposition) the different reference numbers (numéro fiscal, Référence de l'avis, etc) and the web site (click here for link to the official tax office web site). It is rather straight-forward.

You can also send a cheque made payable to the Trésor Public. (lucky him!)

A TIP is another solution. Send the bottom slip after dating and signing it together with a RIB (bank details) in the provided envelope before 15th October 2010.

To make life easier for next year, you can set up a monthly direct debit. You will pay the tax in 11 installments from January to November. So when you receive the tax, it is already paid for.

I have been paying my taxes that way for a couple of years and I can assure you it is a great peace of mind.

For the ones who have not paid yet, there are only 12 days left before the deadline!

If you require assistance with paying your tax online or setting up a direct debit, please contact me here. I will be pleased to help.

See this link here about why you must pay this tax.

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