Issue 041: 2nd September 2008
Welcome to the latest issue of the IFP Newsletter.
The Government have introduced new measures aimed at reducing the costs of running a small business in France.
French Small Business Tax Reforms
Many children who attend school in France can obtain a grant towards the cost of school materials, but the rules have been changed this year.
School Grants in France
The tax payable on rental income, capital gains, share dividends, and life insurance policies is to increase from January 09 to finance changes to the system of social security benefits.
Tax on French Investment Income
With growing unease amongst politicians and local communities about the development of wind turbines in the countryside, the Government have decided to act by proposing tough new planning controls.
The French Government recently announced that it is to create around 2,000 kilometres of new lines for the TGV high-speed ‘bullet’ train.
French TGV Train Network
A Russian tycoon is reputed to have paid nearly €500 million for a property on the Cote d’Azur, making it the world’s most expensive property.