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.
Delay in the introduction of PAYE in France means that most 2018 income will escape income tax and social charges in 2019.
The French government have stated they intend to reduce the number of taxes, and not to introduce new taxes unless they attain a minimum yield in revenue.
How much French income tax might you expect to pay this year?
French income tax returns need to be submitted next month, for 2017 income, with most households now required to make an on-line declaration.
Social charges have been increased this year, but they remain partially tax deductible and there are a number of exemptions.
We have updated our guide to the wealth tax in France, to reflect the significant changes to the tax that now apply.
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