The gift of money may sometimes be the best present to give nearest and dearest at Christmas, but at what point does it need to be declared to the tax authority?
There will be four different rates of social charges on pension income in 2019, depending on your income and your status.
Former residents of France are to benefit from a more generous exemption from capital gains tax on the sale of their property.
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 may 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.
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