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New Inheritance law coming this summer

  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...

Capital Gains Tax on UK property and new French rules

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...

France is a tax haven!

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...

ISAs & UK Bank Accounts

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. Some people have been saving in them since their inception 10 years ago and have a substantial amount of...

The Pacs (Pacte Civil de Solidarité)

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...