Yes, that's what we did. We pay our taxes at the local Trésor, and simply explained that (being English) we didn't have a French TV. They were quite happy with that, and deducted the cost of the licence.
Someone told me that from this year they are going to include the fees in with the tax d'habitation does anyone know if this is true?
yes..... it is the redevance audiovisuel part of the Tax d' habitation. It is payable for the possession of ANY TV. even if used for watching Videos etc.
as your local Tax office for an excemption if you do not own any TV.