The government are proposing a major reform of social charges, affecting both residents and non-residents, but there is an element of smoke and mirrors about it all.
A tax break available to owners who let out a room to a lodger in their property is to be abolished in 2019.
Trusts structures may well be widely used by Anglophones to protect and manage family assets, but they do not exist in France.
The double tax treaty between the UK and France has prevailed over French national law in a case concerning residency status.
With the bill for the taxe foncière on the increase every year, it makes sense to set up a monthly direct debit with the tax office to spread the pain over the year.
A ruling in the French courts opens the way for more claims to be made over the liability of many international owners of French property to the social charges.
There may well be no inheritance tax in France between married couples, but it still makes sense to undertake some inheritance planning.
Second homes in some areas of France are subject to a surcharge on their local rates.
A tax on 'gifts' applies in France and although allowances are available the process is complicated by the relationship with inheritance laws and taxes.
The date for submitting your French tax return this year may well have passed, but it is still not too late to change it.
The French government intends to abolish the taxe d’habitation, but just how such a profound change is to be funded remains unclear.
If you need to provide financial support to a member of your family it may be tax deductible, irrespective of their place of residence.
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