For French residents, French income tax will apply to worldwide income. The tax year follows the calendar year, and the deadline to declare in 2015 is May 20 (more time is allowed for online declarations).
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Baffled by the French tax system? Preparing to leave the UK to set up home in your dream French home? Already here? Here’s some handy advice…
As with a property in the UK, if you sell a property in France for more than you paid for it you are potentially liable for tax on the capital gain.
These days, with marriage rates at their lowest ever, if you are moving to France there is a tax-efficient alternative to marriage available.
Once you reach retirement age you need to carefully consider all your options for receiving pension income…
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It is always important to understand the tax and succession implications of buying a property in France, whatever your relationship status and whether you are buying alone or with a partner. It is even more important if you are not married to your partner.
Frequently asked questions about tax in France….
Your questions answered: When you buy a property, who pays the local taxes such as land tax and residence tax, the buyer or the seller?
Social charges in France are effectively another form of tax on income, paid in addition to income and capital gains taxes. Prior to 2012 they were only levied on residents, but then rules changed.
Increasing numbers of people are choosing to live the dream without waiting for retirement, enjoying a more relaxed quality of life in France, while continuing to work in the UK.
The new UK pension regime is just around the corner, coming into effect from 6th April. This is a major change for retirees, with the restrictions on how much income and lump sum you can take being removed for defined contribution schemes.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that France should not apply social changes on income perceived by non-residents. This decision may very well spell the end of social charges applied to capital gains and rental income.
There’s been some recent developments in the Eurozone which could benefit British expatriates hoping to move to France or already living there.
There are various tax-free vehicles available in the UK. But what happens when we move to France? Do we retain these accounts? Will they work for us as French residents?