Living in France

The good life for expats in Haute-Garonne France

Written by on February 9, 2018 in Living in France
The good life for expats in Haute-Garonne France

We chat to Carole McGregor from Manchester, UK who lives in the Haute-Garonne Department of what was known as the Midi-Pyrenees, now renamed Occitania. An estate agent for Leggett Immobillier she’s an expert on the area and housing market. What inspired you to move to the Haute-Garonne? As a sales manager years ago, I was […]

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The Expat Good Life as a gite owner in the Dordogne

Written by on February 1, 2018 in Living in France
The Expat Good Life as a gite owner in the Dordogne

We talk to Wendy Clare-Dubavand from the UK about life as a gite owner in the Dordogne, France… Why did you move to the Dordogne? I moved permanently to France in January 2001 with my three children then aged 4, 5 and nearly 7. I moved into my parents tiny one-bedroom holiday home in the […]

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What US Expats living in France need to know about taxes

Written by on January 29, 2018 in Financial, Tax
What US Expats living in France need to know about taxes

Living in France is an incredible experience. The culture, cuisine, wines, history, and architecture are all world-class, while the French are stylish and friendly. Americans living in France though, contrary to what many expect, are still required to file US taxes, declaring their worldwide income, even if they are filing or paying French taxes, too. […]

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Hosting an Event in Paris

Written by on January 23, 2018 in Working in France
Hosting an Event in Paris

Parisians are unfortunately often stereotyped as rude, arrogant and not easily impressed. While this is in many ways a gross exaggeration, event planners with their eyes set on Paris venues still want to aim high. The City of Light, after all, remains an epicenter of world culture and the European economy. Its citizens are used […]

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SIPPs for expats in France

Written by on January 22, 2018 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement
SIPPs for expats in France

Would you like to make more of your UK pension fund when you become an expat in France? If so, you might find that a SIPP (a self-invested personal pension) is something that will help you generate the best retirement income possible. This option won’t be right for everyone. It’s important to have a qualified […]

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Expats living the good life in Lot-et-Garonne

Written by on January 14, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
Expats living the good life in Lot-et-Garonne

Jane Vernon from Staffordshire UK, moved to France in 2005. Her first home was near Marmande, a tranquil town in the Lot-et-Garonne, southwest France. However, she recently moved to the town of Duras in the same area, with her four children. As an agent of Leggett Immobillier, the award-winning agency in France, her property portfolio […]

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Living the Expat Life in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, France

Written by on December 18, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
Living the Expat Life in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, France

  An insider’s view on life in the French Alps. You might say, that having lived in the French Alps for the last 15 years that Helen Watts, director and teacher at the Alpine French School in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, is living the dream, but has it all been plain sailing and what’s expat life really […]

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The Good life for expats in the Dordogne

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The Good life for expats in the Dordogne

In 2003 David Burrows and his family decided on a new life in France. The name may be familiar to you if you are a football fan because David played for some of the top English Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Everton. He was part of the last Liverpool team to win the top-flight […]

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The expat good life in Charente Maritime

Written by on November 24, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Charente Maritime

The phone suddenly burst into life with a sudden jolt of energy, and picking it up, I heard a distant voice, “Susan? Susan?  Is that you? I think I may have found something….”. My heart gave a lurch of excitement, the dread I had been feeling for a week lifting tantalisingly off my chest. There […]

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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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