Protecting your trusts

QROPS and trusts are well organised from a British perspective, but one must also worry about the taxation rules applicable in the country of residence: in our case France.Read more

The life of currencies

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The euro has lost its strength this year against many other currencies. Why? What makes the value of currencies move?Read more

Want to hire an intern?

If you are one of those companies that are interested in employing students during the summer (interns), here is some information to keep in mind.Read more

Buying a holiday house on the French Riviera

Why buy a secondary property on the French Riviera? The price of real estate on the French Riviera is one of the highest in France for many reasons. The sunny weather, the sea, the ski resorts, the easy access thanks to the airport, the golf clubs, the famous restaurants, and the night life are actually durable advantages for the region and will not disappear easily. Of course, one can presently doubt about the future tax reforms of the newly elected government or about the solidity of the euro. But experience has shown that these factors have little impact on real estate prices. Read more

Can I trust my trust?

French financial advisers reported a state of bewilderment last month in fiduciary companies and among accountants specialising in trusts, as the date for declaring an interest in trusts - 15th June - passed with many unaware or unsure of how to report it.Read more

Small business holding its breath

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The auto entrepreneur scheme was created to help individuals start their own small business and to forge a place for that business in their communities.Read more

Are they heading for an expat exodus?

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George Osborne's so-called Granny Tax will lead to an increasing number of British retirees moving abroad to places like the French Riviera, according to some sources in the UK. And while the popular picks for a sunnier climate and better pension rates are old favourites Spain and France, enquiries for property in Cyprus and Malta are also on the rise.Read more

Bikers rev their engines on the Côte d’Azur

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Harley Davidson is back on the Riviera next weekend, celebrating it’s 6th Euro Festival in the Golfe of Saint Tropez. So, get your leathers and boots on for four days of rock and riding as the iconic motorbiking brand takes over the playground of the rich and famous.Read more

BRICs: what letter to choose?

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You probably already heard about the 'BRICs'. This acronym stands for four emerging countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China. It was invented in 2001 by Jim O'Neill, an economist at the famous investment bank Goldman Sachs, who described these countries as the ones who should become the most dominant economies in the world by the year 2050.Read more

Understanding tax laws 2012

What's new about the personal income tax and corporate tax this year? Jean-Philippe Gioanni, registered chartered accountant, looks at the 2012 Finance Act and gives you some details.Read more

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