Living in France

Investment Income Capital Gains Tax Changes in France January 2018

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Financial, Pensions, Tax
Investment Income Capital Gains Tax Changes in France January 2018

The draft French budget for 2018 was presented to the French Parliament in September 2017. The budget is assessed by parliament before being approved at the end of the year, so further changes are possible. The main measure affecting expatriates in France concerning Capital Gains Tax on Investment income is summarised below. Tax on Investment […]

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Proposed French Wealth Tax changes 1 January 2018

Written by on November 10, 2017 in Financial, Pensions, Tax
Proposed French Wealth Tax changes 1 January 2018

The draft French budget for 2018 was presented to the French Parliament in September 2017. The budget will work its way through parliamentary assessment before being approved at the end of the year, so changes to the proposal are possible. Wealth Tax in France will be replaced by Real Estate Tax We take a look […]

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QROPS for expats in France

Written by on September 27, 2017 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement, Tax
QROPS for expats in France

Would you like to make more of your Pension Fund? If, like many expats in France, your personal pension fund is one of your largest assets then you’re sure to want to give it the potential to generate the best retirement income possible. We talk to Jennie Poate at Beacon Global Wealth about the QROPS […]

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Exchange Rates and Their Impact

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Currency Information, Financial
Exchange Rates and Their Impact

Many of you reading this will be no stranger to the vagaries and volatility associated with the currency markets. It is a major consideration in any expatriates’ life unless they have severed all ties with the UK and have fully committed to a Francophile existence and at no time in recent history has it been […]

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The expat good life in Auvergne

Written by on September 12, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Auvergne

Tim and Ingrid Bell moved from Lancaster, UK to Auvergne… They took over the Auberge de Chabanettes which  has a long and colourful history, a familiar landmark in this part of rural France for over 150 years. In bygone years, it served as a butchers shop, an abattoir and a petrol station, but never lost […]

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Top tips for taking your dog on a ski holiday in France

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Holidays with Pets, Ski
Top tips for taking your dog on a ski holiday in France

These days, taking your dog on holiday with you is fairly simple. Plenty of B&B, gites and even hotels are dog friendly. But what if you want to take your dog on a ski holiday in France? It’s not that common but it’s perfectly doable – we tried it! Taking your dog on a skiing […]

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Paws Before Bedtime The story of Twilight: the retirement home for dogs

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews, Pets And Animals
Paws Before Bedtime The story of Twilight: the retirement home for dogs

As an animal lover, I have supported, sponsored and admired all my life the people who run animal sanctuaries, not only because of the wonderful rescues they do, giving animals who were unloved, ill-treated, abandoned or uncared for a new chance of life, but also I admire their ability to be strong enough to be […]

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The Expat Good Life in Nontron Dordogne

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The Expat Good Life in Nontron Dordogne

When Linda Chamberlin from the UK met up with someone she met on a school exchange trip 22 years on, she little knew how much it would change her life. Living the good life in Nontron Linda Chamberlin left her home in a small fishing village in Cornwall, England, to move to France in 2010 […]

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The expat good life in Mayenne Pays de la Loire

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Mayenne Pays de la Loire

Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire is the ideal place for a gîte business say expat Brits Zara Bampton and Simon King… Running a gite in Mayenne When Zara Bampton and Simon King reached their mid-50’s they decided to it was time to follow their dreams and move to France. Simon had worked in […]

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Wealth Tax France Update for 2017

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Financial, Retirement, Tax
Wealth Tax France Update for 2017

During election campaigning in France, President Macron stated that he wanted to review taxes and make reductions for businesses and individuals. One of the most unpopular taxes in France is the wealth tax. Under current rules (2017) as a French resident, taxable wealth includes worldwide assets such as property, jewellery, cars and investments. Several months […]

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