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Financial Insights from South-West France

Financial Insights from South-West France

Income tax reform news

September 26, 2014 by Nick

French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, recently declared his intention to remove the 5.5% income tax rate. This is part of the Government’s policy of seeking to lower the tax burden… Read more…

French real estate – Capital gains tax reform

September 10, 2014 by Nick

To stimulate the French economy, the government is proposing to modify the capital gains legislation in regard to real estate. The expectation is that these measures will be introduced with… Read more…

Tax in 2014 part 2: Assurance Vie, wealth tax, exit tax, interest and dividends

February 24, 2014 by Nick

Assurance Vie The reforms to Assurance Vie went ahead largely as proposed in mid-November. There were no changes to the beneficial tax treatment of withdrawals from policies – the applicable… Read more…

Income tax and capital gains in 2014

January 30, 2014 by Nick

Although the 2014 Finance Bill was not as punitive, tax wise, as previous years it still increases the tax burden for households in France.  Effective tax planning is more important… Read more…

Key tax dates for 2014

January 28, 2014 by Nick

This is a reminder about the key tax dates for 2014 for French residents and non-residents from Europe.   Non-residents from other countries may have later deadlines for filing their income… Read more…

UK Autumn Statement 2013 – Capital gains tax on UK property for non-residents

December 11, 2013 by Nick

On 5th December, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced in his Autumn Statement that non-UK residents will be liable to capital gains tax on gains arising on… Read more…

Categories: UK tax news & info

Good news about Assurance Vie

November 25, 2013 by Nick

In spite of all the press speculation in recent weeks, Assurance Vie policies were left largely untouched in the official announcements made on Wednesday 13 November. This is excellent news… Read more…

The 2014 Finance Bill

October 15, 2013 by Nick

The Finance Bill for 2014 is currently making its way through parliament.  Households and businesses have every reason to be wary, after being hit by €70 billion of tax hikes… Read more…

Social charges on UK source income – Update

September 11, 2013 by Nick

Confusion over the French tax, and more importantly, social charge treatment of UK source rental and Government Service pension income has been rife since the latest double tax treaty between… Read more…

Categories: EU regulations

Update – Capital gains tax changes on immovable property

September 5, 2013 by Nick

Further details have been released with regards to the proposed capital gains tax changes on immovable property. Please note that the Finance Bill for 2014 has not yet been released… Read more…