If you are one of the 80% of people who are likely to benefit from the reduction in taxe d’habitation, then now is the time to reduce your payments.
It takes five minutes and if you pay monthly, will save you laying out more than you need to in 2018.
Simply go to the gouv.fr site and you will see a banner about the reform. Click on ‘accès au simulateur ‘ and it will ask you to enter your ‘revenue fiscal de référence’ and the number of ‘parts’ in your household - this information is available on your last ‘Avis d’imposition’. If you know the amount of your taxe d’habitation, you can enter this figure too and it will do the calculation for you.
Either which way, the simulator will tell you whether or not you are eligible for a discount. If you are, the rebate is 30% for 2018, 65% in 2019 and 100% in 2020.
You can then go to your account on the gouv.fr site and adjust your monthly payments accordingly. If you don’t have an online account, you can do this by letter, email or a phone call (good luck with that one!).
It seems to be that the onus is on us to claim the discount. For example, if you had notified the tax office by the 15th December, the new rate would have been applied in January, after that date, the new rate only kicks in in February.
So get a move on and save yourself some money next month!