If you sell a property in France for more than you paid for it you are potentially liable for tax on the capital gain, but there are exceptions.
French taxSave time, money and stress with our guide to taxation in France
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).
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…
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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Are you planning to buy, or already have, a holiday home to rent out? Read up on the taxes will you have to pay on the rental income in France.
New EU regulations will give you much more choice over whom British expatriates living in France can leave their assets to. You have much more freedom to choose to bequeath property, savings and investments.
There are two annual local property taxes in France, taxe d’habitation and taxe foncière. They are paid by both residents and non-residents and are often higher on second homes …
The taxe d’amenagement is a planning tax in France that takes some people by surprise. A bit of research and advance notice can reduce the shock to the system.
When UK nationals buy property in France and/or move to live there, one significant difference between the UK and France that they need to be aware of is the French succession (inheritance) law, and the implications on inheritance tax.
The highest administrative authority in France has confirmed the European Court of Justice ruling that social charges in France should not apply to income perceived by non-residents. This may give right to a refund of social charges paid on capital gains and rental income.
There are over 2 million British expatriates based in Europe and many of them are in France. The numbers are increasing with property prices in the UK rising relative to continental Europe, and all of them need high quality informed…
If you are buying, or already own, a property in France and spend some time there each year, you need to understand what would make you resident in France for tax purposes. If you do become resident, what would the implications be for your income?
Covers Poitou-Charentes / Limousin / Pays de la Loire Blevins Franks has been providing specialist, professional financial advice to British expatriates for decades, and has earned a reputation as the leading international tax and wealth management advisers to UK nationals…