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Taxes in France

A guide to taxes in France


Do you have to pay taxes in France? This guide to French taxes explains the French tax rates plus wealth, capital gains and property taxes in France, plus which tax refunds in France you can claim.

Opening a French bank account

Banking in France: Opening a French bank account


This guide explains how to open a bank account in France as a resident, how to open a French bank account online and what is required for opening a French bank account for non-residents.

Filing your tax return in France

How to file a French tax return as an expat


Once you establish residency in France, you are liable to pay taxes in France on your income worldwide. Here's a guide to filing a French tax return as an expat and the relevant French tax forms.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy seems to reach a new peak every day. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

Changes to pension funds

Changes to QROPS: What expats in France should know


From 6 April 2017, Registered Overseas Pension Schemes that are administered in France are unlikely to be considered qualifying schemes. Therefore, those looking to spend their time tiptoeing through lavender fields and sipping fine wine in France need to be au fait with the impact of these changes to...

Tax numbers in France


If you plan on earning an income in France you'll need to have a French tax number which will allow the authorities to process your payments correctly. Discover more about the varying types of tax numbers in France with this guide.

French banking for foreigners: A list of banks in France


This guide explains the French banking system to help foreigners choose a bank in France. Find a list of French banks, online banks and international banks in France.

French inheritance law

When does French inheritance law and tax apply to your assets?

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When does French inheritance law and French inheritance tax apply to your assets? This guide explains French inheritance rates, how to write a French will, plus new inheritance laws for non-residents and foreigners.

France corporate tax rate

Corporate taxes in France and French corporate tax rates


French corporate tax rates depend on the business structure and turnover. This guide explains corporate taxes in France, and which French corporate taxes are applicable.

Transferring a pension

Pension transfers for UK expats: how to make QROPS work for you


An overview of the options for UK pensioners moving abroad during retirement: leaving your pension in a UK plan, or transferring it into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

French pension

French pension guide: The French pension system for expats


Certain foreigners are entitled to a French pension, although the rules of the French pension system can make it complicated for certain expats.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Pension planning

Portable retirement planning for expats: a solution


Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond considers some of the issues and wider choices affecting expats in planning for their retirement abroad.

Retirement planning

Portable retirement planning for expats: the challenges


Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond explores the current issues facing European portable retirement planning.

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