Property tax: home straight!

PROPERTY TAX 2021. If you are not paid monthly, keep in mind that the deadline for online payment has been set for Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at midnight.

[Mis à jour le 18 octobre 2021 à 14h17] Did you forget to pay your property tax last Friday? In this case, you have no choice but to go to the website of taxes to pay online! Indeed, the final deadline was set for Wednesday, October 20, 2021, for non-monthly taxpayers liable for this local tax. The property tax is a local tax which concerns property owners. Its amount depends on your situation on January 1 of the tax year, which means that you are still liable for property tax on real estate, even if you sold it during the year. The calculation is made from the cadastral rental value and the rate voted by the community.

Property tax notices have been sent since the end of August for non-monthly taxpayers, and since September 20 for those who are. If you have not taken out a monthly payment contract, two deadlines have been entered, which depend on the means of payment chosen. You had until Friday, October 15 to use a non-paperless payment method. If you pay on, you have until Wednesday October 20, with effective direct debit from October 25.

Are you amazed when you read your property tax notice? You are not alone. If the local tax rates remain substantially identical to last year in the majority of large cities, notes the FSL cabinet, for other municipalities, it is a cold shower. Increase in the municipal or inter-municipal share, increase in the household refuse collection tax (TEOM) … Some towns have a heavy hand compared to previous years. For some owners, this increase translates into an additional hundred euros compared to their property tax last year. VDo you want to know what the 2021 property tax rate is for you? Consult our dedicated file without further delay:

In addition to the rates voted by local authorities, you should not omit a reform, which is very often forgotten. Voted last year, the finance bill provided details on the reform of the property tax. The latter must allow the revision of cadastral rental values ​​- serving as a basis for calculating local tax – which have become obsolete because they were based on rental market conditions in the 1970s. This reform is explosive. And for good reason, she could lead to a sharp increase in the amount of property tax. Many people have already seen the effect of the revaluation: 130,000 households, according to the Minister of Action and Public Accounts in 2019. The Ministry of the Economy was reassuring and indicated that the effects of this reform will be “smoothed over a long period” of several years. The first effects will not occur before 2026, could we read in the 2020 finance bill. Do you want to know which situations could allow you to reduce or even eliminate your local taxes? Consult our dedicated file without delay:

In theory, all owners of real estate are subject to property tax (land, apartment, house …), whether it is their main residence or not. However, there are two types of property tax exemption: those relating to taxpayers and those relating to property. To benefit from a total exemption from property tax, as a taxpayer, you must meet one of these conditions: you are a beneficiary of the disabled adult allowance (AAH) ; vou are over 75 years old; you are the holder of l’Aspa or Asi (supplementary disability allowance).

If you are concerned, keep in mind that your benchmark tax income must not exceed a certain threshold. You must also respect the so-called cohabitation conditions, explained here. As recalled The particular, the exemption does not apply to the household refuse collection tax (TEOM), appearing on your tax notice. What about property? Any new construction or addition of construction allows you to benefit from an exemption from property tax for 2 years from January 1 of the year following the end of the work.

In detail, a declaration must be made to your public finance center within 90 days after the end of the work. As a reminder, this is the H1 declaration for a house and H2 for an apartment. Rural buildings for agricultural use are not affected property tax. Note that some communities allow not to be subject to property tax. This is the case if your home is energy efficient and you have carried out work in this direction (which may give rise to partial or total exemption for 5 years) or if it is exposed to particular risks, for example. . To find out the property tax exemptions specific to your municipality, you should inquire at its public finance center.

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