Archive for the ‘Tax Planning’ Category

New Inheritance law coming this summer

Sunday, July 12th, 2015


If you have not been hiding under a rock, you may have heard that a very important law is coming into force that will affect British people living in France and indeed those who just have property here. What is not clear to everybody is exactly what this means to them and how it all works.


Capital Gains Tax on UK property and new French rules

Friday, November 4th, 2011

There is currently much confusion since the UK / France tax treaty changed and one point of confusion is how property is taxed for capital gains. As if this wasn’t enough, the French government’s constant rule changing is adding to the confusion. The purpose of this article is to throw a little light on the subject. (more…)

Income and Wealth Tax Returns for 2010

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The clocks have gone forward, Spring has arrived, which means it is time to start thinking about your French tax returns! Some things in France seem to involve an inordinate amount of paperwork, but for many, tax is not one of those, as the process is surprisingly straightforward, or at least it may seem that way with the right professional guidance.   (more…)

France is a tax haven!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Mention the words France and taxation in the same sentence and many will start to stutter and maybe even tremble a little. Living in France is all about the life style isn’t it? Surely high taxation is just a fact of life for those whom living in France is either a reality or an ambition? (more…)

ISAs & UK Bank Accounts

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

There are many people either moving to, or living in France, who have Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) in the UK and ask us what they should be doing with them. (more…)

The Pacs (Pacte Civil de Solidarité)

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Since its creation in November 1999, over 300,000 couples have “Pacsed” and it has been used to good effect as a financial planning tool for those who wish to combine their finances, but do not wish to get married. With recent changes in the law, being Pacsed has never been more attractive and we have received numerous enquiries as to how this works, thus this article is by popular demand. (more…)

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