Guides and Information on France


Buying French Property and Living in France

Welcome to our Guides to France, your indispensable on-line resource to French property ownership, visiting France and living in France.

As well as comprehensive guides on property related topics we provide information on some of the other key issues about which you will need to be informed, such as the tax system and healthcare.

With an increasing number of younger households seeking to find a new life in France we have provided guides on schools and education in France, as well as information on starting and running a small business in France.

The Guides are updated on a regular basis in the light of new information or changes in the law.

We provide information on new Guides, as well as news on substantial changes to existing Guides, in our popular and free Newsletter. You can sign up to receive the Newsletter into your mail-box each month.


Property in France


Building & Renovation


Taxes in France

  1. Introduction
  2. Top Tips
  3. Liability to French Income Tax
  4. Your French Income Tax Return
  5. Calculating Your Income Tax Liability
  6. Payment of Income Tax
  7. Social Charges/Social Security Contributions
  8. Taxation of Investment Income
  9. Local Property Taxes
  10. Wealth Tax
  11. Capital Gains Tax
  12. Gifts Tax
  13. Tax Investigations
  14. Tax Complaints

French Inheritance Laws and Taxes

  1. Introduction
  2. French Inheritance Laws
  3. French Inheritance Tax
  4. Inheritance Planning in France

Money in France


Public Services


Insurance in France


Work & Business in France


Property Rights in France


French Utilities


Driving in France

  1. Driving Offences and Penalties
  2. Importing and Registering a Vehicle
  3. Vehicle Registration Process & Transfer of Ownership
  4. Vehicle Registration Taxes
  5. MOT Vehicle Tests
  6. Obtaining a French Driving Licence
  7. Use of Vehicle Accident Forms in France
  8. Crit'Air Emissions Sticker

The Guides expand substantially upon our previous 'Reference' section. If you are looking for the this section, it is still on-line and available at France Information, although it is not being updated.

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