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Social charges: how to claim it back ! Again !

Social charges: how to claim it back ! Again !

SG CRDS (French social charges) is for sure the most unpopular tax in France, not just for British people but also for French! Yes, even worse than VAT. We call it the weed, because like weeds, it grows everywhere, and you can’t get rid of it!...

Reducing your income tax legally

Reducing your income tax legally

h no, like me and 50 million French residents, you have received your French income tax bill in August and maybe wondering how you could reduce this bill without getting less income!!Of course! Well did you know that finding ways to reduce your...

How to pay your « taxe fonciere » or habitation online

How to pay your « taxe fonciere » or habitation online

ome of you are obliged to pay their taxe fonciere online if the amount is above 600 euro. You do not need to create a personal account or get onto your personal tax customer account. You simply go to www.impots.gouv.fr and click on “espace...

How to get the tax office website access codes

How to get the tax office website access codes

K, as if filling it the French income tax form was not hard enough, you now must do it online!!  The French government passed a law in 2016 stating that by 2020, everybody will do it online and they are gradually forcing everybody to do it. In...

How to avoid the double taxation

How to avoid the double taxation

have found out during my tax filling forms marathon that many of you still pay tax on your private and state pensions in the UK, even though you are declaring them in France. There is a double taxation agreement between France and the UK which...

French tax on pension lump sum

French tax on pension lump sum

fter last month’s grim article on terrorism, I promised you to be more cheerful for February so I decided to do an article on tax! No, it is not my favorite subject. But in the wake of the new law on pensions in the UK, I get lots of questions on...

Income tax: 2020

Income tax: 2020

ES! It’s that time of the year again when we start receiving the dreaded income tax form to fill in (from mid-April to Mid-May)! Some of you thought that the new changes with Monthly payments taken at source (prélèvement à la source) would stop...

Tax information: Forgetting box 20P and the S1 boxes

Tax information: Forgetting box 20P and the S1 boxes

s all of you have received their avis d’imposition, I have noticed two things that could be of interest to you all! And could save you money!   New information on Social charges: The French government has changed the law regarding social charges....

No social charges on UK rental income

No social charges on UK rental income

ll of you would have by now received their income tax bill and some of you had the bad surprise to have been charged social charges on UK rental income. Well, as you know, this income is taxed in the UK and even though it has to be declared in...

Capital gains tax on property sale in France and abroad

Capital gains tax on property sale in France and abroad

1)What is capital gain: It’s basically the tax on the gain you made on the sale of a property (building or land) so the difference between the buying price and the selling price.   2) who pays it: Any seller who is a French resident and make a gain in France or...