Compulsory declaration of real estate: what is the risk in the event of an error or omission?
There is a change in your statements! In 2023, the housing tax has been abolished for all principal residences and all taxpayers. “The abolition of the residence tax will represent an average gain of 738 euros per household and per year, corresponding to a reduction of 18.1 billion euros in tax”, indicated the Government on its official website. However, “for the sake of tax justice”, this tax was maintained on second homes and on vacant homes. Thus, to help you identify the premises that remain taxable, it has been set up a new service of the tax administration for all owners (individuals and legal entities), called “Manage my real estate”.
According to the Public Service website, this device aims to “to precisely determine the owners still liable for the housing tax or the tax on vacant housing”. This declaration is to be made online from your personal or professional space on the site. impots.gouv.fr imperatively before July 1, 2023. Thus, in this famous tab “Real estate”, you can carry out for each of your assets a declaration of occupation (main residence, secondary residence, rented premises, premises occupied free of charge, vacant premises) and monthly rent (optional). Be careful though,in the event of non-declaration, error, omission or incomplete declaration, a fine of a fixed amount of 150 euros per room may be applied”, specifies the site. In case of doubt, an assistance number has been set up at 0 809 401 401 (non-surcharged number). You also have the option of contacting the tax department, via secure messaging by choosing the form “I have a question about the Real Estate service”, or via the contact details in the “Contact and appointment” section.
Manage my real estate: new services available
In addition to helping you identify the premises that remain taxable, the “Manage my real estate” platform has been enhanced with other features to help you see more clearly in the management and declaration of your property. So you now have the option of declare work online expansion or development, to carry out a declaration of completion without having to travel, but also to update your tax procedures entirely online, once your construction or development work has been completed. A time saver, in short.