There are several changes to the rate of VAT in France next year, including an increase in VAT on building works.
Changes are proposed to the exemption from capital gains tax granted to certain former residents of France.
France’s highest administrative court has requested a European court ruling on the liability of certain foreign income of residents to social charges.
Thousands of non-resident French tax returns remain unprocessed, as uncertainty surrounds the application of social charges on French rental income, says Joanna Reintjes.
The income thresholds granting a reduction or exemption from the local French property taxes have been increased for 2013.
Income tax bands get an inflationary increase next year, after two years when they have been frozen.
The European Commission has started infringement proceedings against France over the imposition of social charges on the property income of non-residents.
With French tax notices starting to drop through letter boxes some tax offices are continuing again this year to incorrectly tax UK government pensions and rental income.
The new rules on capital gains tax on second homes sales have been officially published and are operational with effect from 1st Sept.
The main lines of the reform of capital gains tax applicable from 1st Sept have been released.
The rate of stamp duty payable on the sale of property in France is to rise by 15% in 2014, much to the exasperation of property professionals.
Faced with a sharp fall in housing activity and public revenues, the French government is to ease the capital gains tax burden on the sale of second homes.
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