Hello. I've just received a humungous bill from the Revenu (Avis d'impot) demanding 1100 Euros for the above. This was totally unexpected, and scary. I own property here in France, and occupy it (have done for 6 years), pay all my income tax here (which was high this year), taxe fonciere, taxe d'habitation, URSSAF social charges, and now this. I live solely on a company pension, and taxes alone remove 20% of it.
In January, I will be 65 and officially a pensioner.
I gather that from July there is a new tax, but have been advised that this is for etrangers who own property in France, and who don't live here and who are not included in the fiscal system.
Is this true? Could this demand be in error? It seems it's a contribution to the country's debt - well, I don't mind helping them out a bit, but I didn't help them get into debt in the first place, and find this unannounced tax a bit of an imposition.
Anyone else find themselves in a similar boat? Don't the French want us, or something?