MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French
Do you have a TV? If certain conditions are met, you may be exempt from paying the TV license. Explanations.
Remember the general rule: any taxpayer owning a television or DVD player-recorders, video projectors equipped with a tuner associated with a screen must pay a TV license or contribution to public broadcasting in the amount of € 138 in mainland and € 88 overseas.
Note: if you have a television set both in your main home and in a second home, only one public audiovisual contribution is due.
More information on the TV license
The conditions of exemption
But, depending on your personal situation, your age and your income, you may be exempt if you are in one of the following situations:
be over 60 years of age subject to income, and not be subject to real estate wealth tax (IFI);
receive the minimum old age (solidarity allowance for the elderly or additional disability allowance), subject to income;
receive the disabled adult allowance (AAH);
be disabled and unable to support yourself through your work due to the disability;
be widowed or widowed, subject to income;
be exempt from TV license fees before 2005, and be 82 years old on January 1, 2021 or be disabled or live with a disabled person, and not be subject to real estate wealth tax (IFI);
reside in a retirement home or nursing home;
have a reference tax income equal to 0;
students attached to their parents’ tax household but personally taxed for housing tax do not have to pay the public broadcasting contribution.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.