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Do you still have to pay tax d'habitation if you live outside france?


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Hi

I own an apartment in France but unfortunately we are moving back to Ireland next month. Will I still have to pay tax d'habitation in France?

What do I need to do before I leave?

I heard I need to cut off the water and gas.

Have a invoice from a removals company?

How does it work if I do the removal myself?

Any advice is apreciated
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[quote user="Gyro"]Hi

I own an apartment in France but unfortunately we are moving back to Ireland next month. Will I still have to pay tax d'habitation in France?

What do I need to do before I leave?

I heard I need to cut off the water and gas.

Have a invoice from a removals company?

How does it work if I do the removal myself?

Any advice is apreciated[/quote]

Hi,   

     If the property is habitable (ie weatherproof and with services available) then you have to pay taxe d'habitation

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[quote user="parsnips"][quote user="Gyro"]Hi

I own an apartment in France but unfortunately we are moving back to Ireland next month. Will I still have to pay tax d'habitation in France?

What do I need to do before I leave?

I heard I need to cut off the water and gas.

Have a invoice from a removals company?

How does it work if I do the removal myself?

Any advice is apreciated[/quote]

If the property is habitable (ie weatherproof and with services available) then you have to pay taxe d'habitation[/quote]

My understanding was that if the property does not contain enough furniture to be habitable, then you are exempt from TdH:

http://vosdroits.service-public.fr/F13038.xhtml

BUT you may be subject to either:

The Taxe d'habitation sur les logements vacants (THLV)

http://vosdroits.service-public.fr/F17293.xhtml

OR:

The Taxe sur les logements vacants (TLV)

http://vosdroits.service-public.fr/F2847.xhtml

depending on where it is located (list of TLV-affected communes at http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000000575116&dateTexte=)

Regards

Pickles

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