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Timbres fiscale

Posted by jambongris-198011 - Created: 13 years ago
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I should be grateful if somebody would explain the above and where they can be obtained. Many thanksGraham J Pridding

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Posted by jambongris-198011 - 13 years ago

Many thanks for the help.JGGraham J Pridding

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Posted by No.6 - 13 years ago

Correction: for motoring offences (or offences connected with parks /natural reserves, there is a special subset of timbres fiscaux (also referred to as timbres-amende in this case) with demoninations which correspond to the standard fines charged (duh!), namely: 4, 11, 22, 35, 45, 68, 90 and 135 euros.

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Posted by No.6 - 13 years ago

A timbre fiscal (pl. = timbres fiscaux) is most commonly used instead of cash or cheques (a bit like the UK's Postal Orders) to pay the Trésor Public for a police fine or for an administrative fee such as a (French) passport renewal fee.  They are obtainable from Tobacco sales outlets in "free", 1-, 2-, 5-, 8-, 10-, 20-, 30- and 90-Euro denominations. 

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Posted by Happy Days-188415 - 13 years ago

Hi

They can be obtained from a tabac and can be used for paying governmental taxes/ bank charges etc as far as I know. We had to buy them to pay the Bank of France.

Happy Days