TAXE D’HABITATION CHANGES
Taxe d’habitation bills have arrived in homes across France and the rates have changed. The tax will be scrapped for 80% of French homes by 2020 and is being gradually reduced until then – but 6,000 communes had also voted to raise their local tax rate in 2018. The French Ministry of Action and Public Accounts has created an interactive map to help French residents see how the changes to taxe d’habitation are affecting their town, department and region. The map provides information on the average amount of housing tax per household in 2018, as well as the number of households benefiting from the reduction and abolition of the tax in each area. The map can be found at economie.gouv.fr/particuliers. There is also an online form residents can fill in to find out whether their individual household is eligibile for the reform – residents would need to provide their tax reference, number of tax shares in the household and optionally the amount of their 2017 housing tax.
With other tax reforms coming into effect in 2019, turn to page 70 for our Guide to French Taxes