Retiring in France

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Healthcare rights for early retirees

If you quality as an early retiree, make sure you stay ahead of the rules and regulations in order to receive the same healthcare rights as French nationals.

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Can’t afford to retire in the UK?

Around 70% of prospective overseas buyers are aged 50 or over and with 59% stating emigration for retirement as the purpose for their overseas property purchase, France remains one of the most popular destinations for those in their “third age”.

Tax time

Is French tax all that taxing for retirees in France?

French taxes are renowned for being high, what with income tax and social charges on all forms of income, as well as an annual wealth tax. However, although the headline rates sound high (52.1%!), it is often unlikely that a retiree would have to pay such high taxes.

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Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes

You will have seen in recent months mention of QROPS and the potential attraction to non-UK residents. QROPS were introduced in April 2006 as a means to allow individuals with UK pension funds to transfer their pension funds abroad.