What is Taxe d’ Habitation in France?

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Before you buy or rent a property in France it is important to note that the local property rates are made up of two different taxes.

One is called the taxe d’habitation – a residence tax

The other is called taxe foncière – an ownership tax


Extra notes: Taxe d’Habitation – French Residence Tax

This tax is an annual residence tax imposed on the occupier of a French property in which they were resident on 1st of  January of a given year.

There are a number of conditions and guidelines and a complex calculation involved so you will need to confirm with your local tax office (Centre des Impôts Fonciers) on how this tax will apply to you. If you do not speak French and you want more details about this tax we can put you in touch with a qualified French tax expert. Just contact us here.