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Property Restrictions for Foreigners

What are the local property taxes in France?

There are two local annual taxes, the ‘taxe d’habitation’ and the ‘taxe foncière which are both are levied in October / November. These taxes are based on the cadastral value of the property. The rates of tax are set by the région, the département and the commune and vary from one district to another.

The taxe foncière and taxe d’habitation are both typically around 10 - 20 euros per m2 per year each. If you are leasing your property to a professional management company (see more detail later) the management company usually will pay the taxe d’habitation so you only pay only the taxe foncière. When you buy a new property you do not pay the taxe foncière for the first two years. 

Information correct as of 1st January 2024. This may change as rules and regulations change often, so please contact us directly if you have any specific enquiries.