Hello - I am hoping the more experienced can clarify a few things for me. We received a Demande de Renseignements regarding taxe d’hab 2021 for our house in France. In researching, it seems that the taxe d’hab is being eliminated for residents in France but not for 2nd home owners, is that correct?
Since this is a “maison secondaire”, when they ask if we are “occupying personally the location” they don’t mean whether or not we are there (which of course we can’t be due to the pandemic) they just mean we own it and no one else is occupying it/renting it? The other two options are it is vacant (which I guess means abandoned) or it is sold to someone else which do not apply.
We are not residents in France and do not earn any income in France (from the property or otherwise). Does this affect how the taxe d’hab is calculated? Or is it based on something else (local rules/# of rooms/square meters etc.)?
I am hoping they will continue to send correspondence to our address in the U.S. - still unknown as to when we might be able to return. Does anyone know when taxe d’hab is normally due? Can it be paid with a wire transfer or credit card, since we can’t be there in person?
Thank you for any information you can share.