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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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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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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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Expats in France Tax Questions Answered

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Financial, Tax
Expats in France Tax Questions Answered

If you’re resident in France and an expat from the UK, you’ll no doubt have to get to grips with the French income tax system. It often seems complicated, heavily administrative and can be frustrating. Financial expert Jennie Poate looks at some common questions that expats have about tax issues in France. Tax in France – Double […]

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New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

Written by on February 25, 2017 in Financial, Insurance, Tax
New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

The Assurance Vie is the most popular long term savings product in France. It offers a choice of investment funds, tax and inheritance advantages. There are two types, those offered in France by French companies and normally only in Euros and those ore recently offshore in places such as Luxembourg and Dublin. The latter more often […]

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What to do with your UK Pension when you move to France

Written by on February 13, 2017 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement, Tax
What to do with your UK Pension when you move to France

What do I do with my UK Pension when I move to France? It’s a question we’re often asked at The Good Life France and we put it to financial expert Jennie Poate. She told us about a real life case study, one that she finds covers a common issue for expats moving to France. […]

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Caring for elderly relatives in france – what support is there for expats

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Expat Healthcare, Living in France, Retirement
Caring for elderly relatives in france – what support is there for expats

Looking after elderly relatives in France: We check out what assistance is available for expats… First of all, did you know that in France, children (where finances permit) can be obliged by the courts to support their parents and grandparents? Putting this obligation aside, having family to stay brings much joy, but having them move in […]

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Top Tips for Brits moving to France

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Pensions, Retirement, Tax
Top Tips for Brits moving to France

There’s always such a lot to think about when you’re moving to France – from packing boxes and making sure your favourite glasses don’t get broken when you’re loading them onto the removal lorry to getting your post redirected. Some things are easy to forget but are really important for ensuring a successful move when […]

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