No TV - how does it work to not pay for the license?

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No TV - how does it work to not pay for the license?

Post by Sus » Fri 23 Jun 2017 08:47

Hi, we have no TV and I am hoping to save us the money for the license. So far, I have found out that you can simply write to your local tax office to ask them to remove it from the taxe habitation. Has anybody any information on this and can confirm whether this is correct? Thanks!

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Post by gleber » Fri 23 Jun 2017 14:54

We do not have a TV, we receive a form every January from taxe habitation which we sign and return to say that we do not have a TV.
Hope this helps.

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Post by rhys » Mon 09 Apr 2018 09:49

The French system for paying ( or not ) the TV license does seem remarkably simple and effective: the ( reasonable ) assumption is made that 'everyone' has a TV these days ~ but for the small minority who do not a simple honour declaration provides an exemption. And it is collected through the council tax system.

And I believe the same system is used in Portugal.

I don't suppose anyone has ever suggested it be copied in the UK, though to my mind it would get around a lot of the problems associated with criminal prosecutions for not having a TV licence. Perhaps get around all of them in fact........( Maybe there are downsides I am unaware of ? ).

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