Issue 019: 4th Sept 2007
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The right of access to the State health insurance system is being removed for 'non-active' expats under retirement age, although, contrary to some press reports, it is by no means clear this new rule applies to those already settled in France. We tell you what we know so far.
We are pleased today to announce the release of our guide to French inheritance laws and taxation. Whilst for most families the taxes and laws are no longer a major issue, you would still be wise to do some inheritance planning.
The mortgage tax relief proposals of the new government have been thrown into turmoil, following a ruling by the French Constitutional Council.
With the new school year about to start, it is still not too late to benefit from school grants that are available.
The jet-set on the Cote d’Azur have been forced to travel amongst more ordinary mortals as the authorities decide to close a heliport at St Tropez.
Unlike the UK, there is no system of PAYE in France, so households in France wait anxiously to receive their income tax demand once a year.