French law no longer requires non-resident sellers domiciled in the EU to appoint a fiscal representative on the sale of property in France, an experience that could be quite costly and verging on the surreal.
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From 1 st May 2016 French notaires will be able to offer a discount on their fees.
The French Tax Authority has started making refunds of the social charges unlawfully deducted on sales by non-French sellers of their French properties.
The tax authorities make available online the French land registry plans known as the “cadastre” …
On the sale of a property you will be liable to French capital gains tax whether you are resident there or not, with some exceptions…
The French government has reintroduced the deeply unpopular 15.5% social charge on property sales by non-residents.
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Buyers of a property in France get the peace of mind of a cooling off period, known as délai de rétractation, of ten days before the contract becomes binding.
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.
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.