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Brexit - Tax Representative on French Property Sales

Monday 11 January 2021

UK residents are now required to appoint a tax representative on the sale of their holiday home in France.

Since the UK finally left the EU at the end of last year, UK nationals not resident in France have ceased to benefit from the exemption to appoint a 'représentant fiscal' on the sale of French real estate.

The obligation arises irrespective of whether you make a loss or a gain on the sale of the property.

The process is often very opaque and expensive for sellers, who need to be alert to it and to act with caution.

As a result of this change we have updated our guide to fiscal representation, which you can find on the following links.


1. Introduction
2. Who is Liable?
3. How Much Does it Cost?
4. Tax Agents
5. Exemptions

Related Reading:
  • Guide to Taxes in France
  • French Tax News
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