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Post by Sue234 » Wed 23 Nov 2016 19:55

Hello,

I'm getting worried because I haven't yet received my Taxe d'Habitation bill for 2016. I live in Collioure - are they just late sending them out this year or am I right to be getting a bit agitated?

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Post by Helen » Thu 24 Nov 2016 00:57

I've normally paid mine by this time, but was getting worried as the demand still hadn't turned up and so I emailed the office in Arles sur Tech.

Got a reply the next day saying the bills were all getting sent out on the 25th.

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Post by Kate » Thu 24 Nov 2016 16:24

Loads of people, particularly in the UK it seems, haven't received them yet. No need to worry for the moment apparently!

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Post by Sue234 » Thu 24 Nov 2016 22:01

Thanks Helen and Kate, I'll wait a bit longer before rushing off to the tax office. (I never thought I''d write that particular phrase!)

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Post by martyn94 » Fri 25 Nov 2016 13:15

I've paid mine by prélèvement (I was surprised to find, doing the sums) for the better part of thirty years: they can send the bill to Mars for all I care. They were, and are, so trivial in my old place that I never bothered to go for installments, and I haven't bothered to do that here either, but of course you can if you want. It's easy enough to do: why on earth would you spend your autumn lurking round the letter-box, especially on a nice day like today?

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Post by Sus » Fri 25 Nov 2016 15:01

Sue234 wrote:Thanks Helen and Kate, I'll wait a bit longer before rushing off to the tax office. (I never thought I''d write that particular phrase!)
"rushing to the tax office" - Love it 8)

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Post by Sue234 » Fri 25 Nov 2016 17:49

Thanks again for the helpful replies. I know, it's sad, hanging around the postbox, but the situation's complicated. I half-suspect my bill may have been sent in error to my old UK address despite the tax authorities having my up to date details. This happened before in slightly different circumstances and it cost me a penalty for late payment - no reasoned arguments accepted! As you say Martyn, paying by prélèvement is definitely the way to go.

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Post by martyn94 » Fri 25 Nov 2016 18:16

Sue234 wrote:Thanks again for the helpful replies. I know, it's sad, hanging around the postbox, but the situation's complicated. I half-suspect my bill may have been sent in error to my old UK address despite the tax authorities having my up to date details. This happened before in slightly different circumstances and it cost me a penalty for late payment - no reasoned arguments accepted! As you say Martyn, paying by prélèvement is definitely the way to go.
I certainly wouldn't assume that any address they have got for national direct tax (or even taxe d'habitation) is the one they'll use for taxe foncière if you haven't told them that specifically for that purpose (any more than I'd do so for council tax in the U.K.). Apart from anything else, taxe foncière attaches to the owner: it's neither here nor there whether they are the person on record as living there.

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Post by Helen » Tue 29 Nov 2016 16:40

And it looks like the Avis was indeed sent out on the 25th. Mine arrived in Glasgow today and has already been 'paid' online - or, at least, sorted in so far as the payment will be triggered when it's due next month.

Just a thought, what's the plural of 'avis'? Am thinking it's unchanged 'avis' - non?

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Post by martyn94 » Wed 30 Nov 2016 10:59

Helen wrote:And it looks like the Avis was indeed sent out on the 25th. Mine arrived in Glasgow today and has already been 'paid' online - or, at least, sorted in so far as the payment will be triggered when it's due next month.

Just a thought, what's the plural of 'avis'? Am thinking it's unchanged 'avis' - non?
Oui.

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Post by martyn94 » Wed 30 Nov 2016 12:24

martyn94 wrote:
Helen wrote:And it looks like the Avis was indeed sent out on the 25th. Mine arrived in Glasgow today and has already been 'paid' online - or, at least, sorted in so far as the payment will be triggered when it's due next month.

Just a thought, what's the plural of 'avis'? Am thinking it's unchanged 'avis' - non?
Oui.
It set me thinking how many other words I know like this: at first your mind goes blank, then you think of lots. But the striking thing, at least as it struck me in the shower, is that French has "as" and "es" and "os" and "us", not all nouns but not a bad striking rate. Only "is" seems to be missing, and maybe I'd find that with a bigger dictionary.

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Post by Helen » Wed 30 Nov 2016 13:41

Anglais

Palais

Bis


hmm, can't think of any more.

But they follow the same rule don't they?

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Post by martyn94 » Wed 30 Nov 2016 15:14

Helen wrote:Anglais

Palais

Bis


hmm, can't think of any more.

But they follow the same rule don't they?
I think they must, if only because there doesn't seem to be any other rule they could possibly take. But think of ananas, matelas, vis, pas, souris, "et tant d'autres" (he said, running out of steam).

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Post by martyn94 » Wed 30 Nov 2016 15:55

martyn94 wrote:
Helen wrote:Anglais

Palais

Bis


hmm, can't think of any more.

But they follow the same rule don't they?
I think they must, if only because there doesn't seem to be any other rule they could possibly take. But think of ananas, matelas, vis, pas, souris, "et tant d'autres" (he said, running out of steam).


And also paradis, salsifis, prospectus....

I must go and have another shower: I evidently think better there.

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Post by Helen » Wed 30 Nov 2016 16:35

When I was working, it was the shower or blowdrying my hair afterwards, that prompted some half-decent creative ideas!

Nowadays, the shower is more my escape!

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Post by martyn94 » Wed 30 Nov 2016 18:57

Helen wrote:When I was working, it was the shower or blowdrying my hair afterwards, that prompted some half-decent creative ideas!

Nowadays, the shower is more my escape!
I can wrangle the shower and the hairdryer: it's the hair that has come up short, the last few decades.

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