Hi - your help and advice would be appreciated please. My questions are:-
is it possible to receive the house / land taxes notifications by email?
which tax departments needs to be advised of a change in UK address?
We have a holiday home in France with our main home in the UK. We’re UK residents / tax payers and there’s no plan to change this set up.
Currently we receive the usual two notifications in the post addressed to our house in the UK. The overall delay between when they are issued to when we receive them can be huge (up to 2 months) so this in itself has presented problems. It seems our friends who are permanently in France receive theirs very soon after production. So there must be some extra steps in the process for people like us living in the UK! I now pay by DD so avoid any late payment issues. However of course we dont find out the charge until it is presented at the bank.
We have recently moved home in the UK and have the Post Office redirection service in place so inevitably the above problem is likely to be worse still in the future.
We have tried to get access to the personal portal online for taxes. However as we are UK taxpayers we are not registered for Tax returns in France and its a requirement of registration to have your tax number as one of three key pieces of information.
So is there any advice on what I can do to manage how we receive the notifications? Which offices do we need to advise of our change of UK address? I should add our French is not too hot so picking up the phone is unlikely to help and obviously we are not in France frequently enough to go to the local tax office (I assume they are the main point of contact) in the short term.