This was my first application for a student residence permit in Lyon, France. At the time of the application, they informed me that the amount of tax to pay will be 49€ (For 1-year) or 79€ (For >1 year). They told me that I will receive an SMS stating the amount.
So far, I did not receive any SMS from the prefecture but through an email inquiry, I was informed that my card is ready to collect. However, even on follow-up they failed to mention the total amount of tax I have to pay.
I am planning to visit and collect my card at the prefecture. However, as I don't have an exact amount, here is what I thought I could do. Maybe someone can correct me.
I plan to buy two stamps online, one for 49€ and one for 30€.
1) If they ask for 49€ stamp, I will hand the first one.
2) But if they ask for 79€, I give them both stamps.
My question is whether 2) is an acceptable thing to do here and do prefectures allow cumulative stamps.
If this helps: I'm an Indian student.
Another question, They mention this "Vous devez régler une taxe et un droit de timbre de 79 € par timbres fiscaux ordinaires." Does that mean they do not accept the online tax stamps?
Thanks a lot everyone.