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…
French taxSave time, money and stress with our guide to taxation in France
As French residents, French income tax will apply to worldwide income, subject to the terms of any relevant double tax treaty (DTT). Married couples file joint tax returns, which would also include the income of any dependants.
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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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?
Good news for Americans, Australians, Chinese and other non-EU residents if you are planning to sell your holiday home in France, you are now likely to keep more money in your pocket.
There can be significant differences between taxation in the UK and taxation in France. A must read in order to help maximise your returns on your money.
If you are buying a property in France, and/or moving there to live, you should start your tax planning nice and early. Ideally this would be before you buy the property, and before you move there.
If you sold your holiday home in France you may qualify for a refund of any social contributions levied, but you would need to act quickly.
[Note: the release of pre-budget information has suggested that CGT for non-residents may effectively not be applied retrospectively. FrenchEntrée will publish an update as soon as this is confirmed. ] A planned shake-up of tax laws could leave ex-pats and others with…
The exemption from paying CFE (Cotisation Financière des Entreprises) for auto-entrepreneurs a relief to the small business owners under the auto-entrepreneur self-employment status is becoming extinct.