Living in France

Guide to the French Avis d’Impot | Income Tax

Written by on August 20, 2019 in Tax
Guide to the French Avis d’Impot | Income Tax

Avis d’Impot is basically income tax in France. All tax residents of France are required to complete a form for the Avis d’Impot which includes reported income and the requirement for the date of submission may change. A general calendar of dates for tax notices is available online as well as by mail.  Understanding your […]

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Understanding French Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on property sales

Written by on August 10, 2019 in Tax
Understanding French Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on property sales

If your main home/principal residence is in France and you are a tax resident in France it is a legal obligation that you declare all your world/global income and annual capital gains to the French tax authorities. It’s irrelevant if gains are made outside of France. For example if you have moved to France from […]

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How to plan your French property purchase and your move to France 

Written by on August 6, 2019 in Financial, Retirement
How to plan your French property purchase and your move to France 

When it comes to thinking about your move to France, you may have decided the area that you want to live in, checked schools and transport links. But will organising your finances be further down the to do list when it should be near the top? Before moving to France, there’s no doubt you will […]

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Escape to the 800 year old Chateau du Masgelier in France

Written by on May 31, 2019 in Living in France, Renovating in France
Escape to the 800 year old Chateau du Masgelier in France

Fiona Jones from London fell for a 12th century chateau in the Limousin region. Undaunted at taking on a massive project on her own, she moved to France in 2014 to bring the neglected Chateau du Masgelier back to life. Featured on the superhit reality TV series “Escape to the Chateau DIY” Fiona talks to […]

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Euro Savings Accounts – What is available in France?

Written by on April 29, 2019 in Banks and Banking
Euro Savings Accounts – What is available in France?

All about Euro savings accounts: what’s available for both residents and non-residents in France… Let’s start with the basic euro savings account information. If you have a current euro account with a French bank which you use to make all your euro payments, then you can open a euro savings account. It’s a simple application […]

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French tax returns for new expats in France

Written by on April 29, 2019 in Tax
French tax returns for new expats in France

In all the excitement of moving to France, it’s easy to forget things, including the dreaded administration requirements. Making sure you enter the French tax system correctly as a tax resident is vital. But it doesn’t need to be as difficult as you might think, says Jennie Poate at Beacon Global Wealth. She explains how […]

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Taking your dog to France from Canada

Written by on March 11, 2019 in Holidays with Pets
Taking your dog to France from Canada

“Just borrow a dog for a few hours,” a Toronto friend once told me. I was trying to figure out ways to become more local – to connect more deeply – during the three-or-so months that we spent in the South of France each year. I could see myself gliding through Antibes’ streets with little […]

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Preparing your pet for travel post-Brexit

Written by on March 1, 2019 in Passports and Vaccinations, Pets And Animals
Preparing your pet for travel post-Brexit

Social media remains awash with post Brexit scaremongering! ‘They’re going to abolish the pet passport system’ is just one headline I’ve read recently, although it doesn’t appear to have any foundation in fact. For those of us who now regularly travel with our pets (I’m predominantly talking about dogs, but I have met a few […]

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Your garden birds need you

Written by on February 12, 2019 in Pets And Animals
Your garden birds need you

There has been a sharp decline in many common garden birds across the whole of Europe over the last 40 years.  Winter and early Spring often present bleak and extremely cold conditions, with long periods of sub-zero temperatures in many parts of France.  It’s important to remember that birds die of hunger, rather than cold, […]

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The Good Life France | Expats in the Hautes-Pyrénées

Written by on January 23, 2019 in Living in France
The Good Life France | Expats in the Hautes-Pyrénées

Robynne McTaggart loves to spend time in France, whether skiing in the alps or enjoying the summer in the picturesque villages and glorious countryside. With a business doing well in Perth, Australia where she and husband Garry live, Robynne decided to find a home of her own in 2006. She set herself a goal – […]

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