A French appeal court has ruled that non-residents outside of the EEA are liable for the social charges on their French income.
07 Mar 2019
There will be four different rates of social charges on pension income in 2019, depending on your income and your status.
08 Jan 2019
Former residents of France are to benefit from a more generous exemption from capital gains tax on the sale of their property.
07 Dec 2018
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.
07 Nov 2018
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.
08 Oct 2018
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.
06 Sep 2018
Second homes in some areas of France are subject to a surcharge on their local rates.
07 Aug 2018
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 French government intends to abolish the taxe d’habitation, but just how such a profound change is to be funded remains unclear.
06 Jul 2018
If you need to provide financial support to a member of your family it may be tax deductible, irrespective of their place of residence.
08 Jun 2018
Delay in the introduction of PAYE in France means that most 2018 income will escape income tax and social charges in 2019.
08 May 2018
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.
06 Apr 2018
Social charges have been increased this year, but they remain partially tax deductible and there are a number of exemptions.
07 Mar 2018
We have updated our guide to the wealth tax in France, to reflect the significant changes to the tax that now apply.
13 Aug 2021
03 Jun 2021