Final deadline for French property tax declaration on Thursday

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Final deadline for French property tax declaration on Thursday

After several previous pushbacks by French tax authorities, Thursday remained in place as the last day to fill out and submit France's new property tax declaration, which is required for anyone who owns property in France.


Government authorities allowed the deadline for the new property tax declaration to be pushed back to Thursday, August 10th, after users encountered technical problems with the French tax website, Impots.Gouv.Fr.

French media have confirmed that Thursday will stand as the final deadline, with property owners having until midnight to do so.

The one-off déclaration d'occupation is new this year, and it must be completed by anyone who owns a property in France, including second-home owners who are resident in another country.

The declaration requires property-owners to state whether their house is used as a main residence, a maison sécondaire (second home) or whether it is rented out either on long-term rentals or as a holiday let. 

The information will be used by the tax office to work out bills for the householders' tax taxe d'habitation - this is in the process of being scrapped for everyone apart from second-home owners.


The deadline to have completed the form - which is done online - was originally set for the end of June, but it was extended for a third time, currently standing at August 10th.

You can find our guide to completing the déclaration d'occupation here.

And some answers to frequently-asked questions about the property tax declaration here.

The property tax declaration is different to the annual income tax declaration, which must also be completed by everyone who lives in France or has income here. 

The property tax declaration is a one-off, so you will not have to file it again unless the situation of your property changes - eg a second-home becomes a main residence or vice versa. 


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Mike Gibb 2023/07/31 17:08
I went into the local office in the 18th as a walk-up with no appointment. The wait was around 30 mins. I handed over my carte de sejour, told her that it was a main residence, and she did the rest, in under a minute.
Frances Gilmour 2023/07/26 17:52
The numero fiscal on the Taxe d'habitation bills (paid online for many years) doesn't allow click through to this new declaration, and the option to provide proof of identity only works for French documents (including the AR24 option which we tried). We have provided info in email to request a tax account number but no reply as yet. What is the consequence of missing the deadline - does anyone know?
keri 2023/06/23 10:06
My impots account has no form to fill in. I have sent messages on the internal service, they simply tell me to use the onglet, which I do but still no form. I have had to make a RDV with local tax office...none available until July 6. Anyone else with this issue?

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