Issue 046: 18th November 2008Welcome to the latest issue of the IFP Newsletter. We are pleased this month to celebrate the second anniversary of our Newsletter and Guides to France. With over 20,000 subscribers to our Newsletter, and around 3000 visitors a day to our news and information library, we have established ourselves as a market leader in web-based information about buying French property and living in France. A great deal of what we now publish has its genesis in the feedback and enquiries we receive from our readers. We thank you all for your interest and support. Look out for further developments in the news and reader enquiry services next year.
The French government is proposing to widen the net on the imposition of French social charges on foreign earnings and pensions.
Foreign Earnings and Pensions in France
A recent important legal decision in France gives some hope to home owners who find themselves being overcharged by their builder.
French Building Estimates
French government auditors have criticised charges on French autoroutes as being ‘incoherent’ and ‘too favourable’ to the operators.
French Motorway Charges
Those who let out chambres d'hôtes and gites in France will be subject to new tax rules from next year.
Taxes on French Chambres d’Hotes and Gites
Since he came to power, the French President Sarkozy has threatened or brought no less than five civil actions in the courts concerning abuse of his image.
Sarkozy Legal Actions
There are some important changes in the rules governing the creation and operation of a ‘micro’ business in France, so we have prepared a new guide.
Guide to 'Micro-Entrepreneur' in France