The French Constitutional Court has ruled that non-Europeans are obliged to pay social charges on investment income.
What is the relationship between social charges on non-resident French income and capital gains and domestic tax liability?
The income thresholds that entitle households to an exemption from their local rates in France have been revised upwards this year.
With an increasing number of people living and working across international borders, it is possible for couples to have mixed tax residency status.
The income thresholds for exemption or reduction in social charges on pension income have been increased for 2017.
The French Constitutional Council is to rule on the legality of social charges imposed on the investment income, property income and capital gains of non-Europeans.
The favourite to be the next President of France, François Fillon, is proposing significant property based tax reductions and liberalisation of the private housing sector.
As a result of the proposed introduction of PAYE in France in 2018, most 2017 income will escape income tax and social charges.
With a presidential election due next year, the French government have raided the larder to announce some income tax reductions for 2017.
Local rates bills have remained broadly stable again this year compared to 2015, with the average amount payable by each household around €2,000.
The French government have made it easier for non-residents to pay a lower rate of tax on French sourced income, but there is no relenting on social charges.
Many non-residents who previously did not pay social charges on furnished rental income in France have been hit by the charges this year.
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