MJ – Not my favourite subject!. Lloyd has recently had to pay a French tax “avis d’imposition “which is a assessment notice or tax notice
LA – In my case it was similar to stamp duty that you would have to pay if you bought a house here in the UK for me it was buying the land to build the house on.
Whilst you would normally have to paid in one hit in the UK, thankfully in France it is split in 2 payments 12 months apart.
MJ – Normally the tax notices are sent from the second week of August until the end of the month. Taxpayers who have recently changed address should contact their local tax office or tax service for individuals, whose details are listed on the last tax.
MJ – I have paid both the Tax Foncière and Taxe d’habiatation using the website. Taxe Foncière is the tax that is levied on property owners and usually payable in October,. The other property tax is the Taxe d’Habitation, and this is paid by the occupiers of a property, whether they own it or rent it and is payable in November each year.
LA – Was it straightforward?
MJ – Yes and unlike in the UK where you might get a 1 line email saying you have paid being French you get to print out a nice full page certificate!
LA – Website for this episode www.tv5.org or www.tvmonde.com which is actually the same site You can also get it on your mobile m.tv5monde.com also iTunes app to download. For Android users go to Android Market and search for tv5monde. Available on air Sky 799 or Virgin 825
LA – I use blogger.com which is google hosted. Simply go to the site and register to begin. If you have a google account or email then your already have a head start. There are a number of pre-defined templates to choose from or you can create your own.
MJ – If you have your own web domain and are happy designing your own then you can use such content management software such as http://wordpress.org/ which I have used for a number of years.
LA – The great thing about WordPress is that there are lots of people writing modules to do different things, or different themes. Some are free and some you can buy.
Before you publish your article, read it again and again, several times in fact. Blogger allows you to preview your article before you publish it. Whilst you can edit it after it’s published. It’s better to get it right first time.
MJ – Photographs make a great addition. In fact using photos can help you write the articles and keep them focused.
The audio is not up to our normal standard, the new producer has been reprimanded and additional training given!! We are still trying to get to grips with our new studio and the sound mixer is a big challenge!
In this episode Lloyd and Mark cover various hints and tips for anyone owning a house in France – anything goes.
This episode includes the first photos of Lloyd’s housee now under construction!
We try and keep the episodes to under 15 minutes but there is so much we want to put in that for the second time in a row we are just over 20 minutes! This means we can’t upload to YouTube! Will look at positing a shortened episode there.
Lloyd and Mark provide hints and tips for your renovation and improvement projects! We try and keep our episodes to under 15 minutes but just couldn’t squeeze this into that time! There is lots to say about renovation and improvement on your house in France. We will come back to this subject again!
(The sound gremlins are back…. apologies we will get the gremlin-exterminator in as soon as possible!)
If you would like to appear on the show to tell us about your house in France then do get in touch!
Comments and suggestions via email to ahif @ ttfn.tv.