The new French wealth tax: understanding the perimeters of the Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière

Since 1st January 2018, the ISF (Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune) has been replaced by the new annual real estate wealth tax, known as IFI (Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière), which is a tax on immovable property whose taxable base is limited to non-business related real estate assets.Read more

Induction deductions at source

Intended to modernise the collection of the income tax without changing the rules of calculation, the planned withholding tax system in France (prélèvement à la source de l'impôt sur le revenue) will be effective on 1st January 2019 instead of 1st January 2018 as initially expectedRead more

French income tax for non-residents

Bilingual lawyer Benjamin Kergueno, who operates offices in the heart of Nice as well as near the British Museum in London, shares his advice about French income tax for non-French residents. Read more

Important tax changes for 2018

With the draft budget for 2018, President Emmanuel Macron has started the tax reforms that were announced during his campaign. It is currently being submitted to the French parliament and includes important tax changes for companies as well as for private individuals.Read more

Chrysanthemum & the Fête de la Toussaint

As I left the car and walked towards the supermarket entrance doing the usual check for my purse and if I had enough bags, my attention was caught by what looked like fields of vibrant, multi-coloured flowers. Dozens upon dozens of purple, yellow, pink and orange chrysanthemums lined the doors of the shop and people of all ages were buzzing like bees around the pots, carefully picking which ones to take home.Read more

Macron wins French presidency

 Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist independent and former Rothschild & Cie Banque investment banker, has been elected as the President of the French Republic in a landslide victory against extreme-right Marine Le Pen and the Front National. Read more

A tumultuous campaign

Since the birth of France’s Fifth Republic in 1958, never has the outcome of a presidential election been so uncertain.Read more

Tension in France: the demise of the old system

Not since Charles de Gaulle has an incumbent president in France waived his fight for re-election. Never before have all the favourites for the highest office in the state failed to make the final cut. Read more

Guest columnist: Healing after sudden death

After the tragic deaths in Nice on July 14th and many who were severely injured, parents, family, friends and the community are left asking, “How will I survive this immense loss?” Sudden death is one of the most difficult types of grief to live through, and as each person starts to pick up the pieces of this tragedy, it is crucial to understand there is a way through.Read more

Reader comment: words and advice from psychotherapist Antony Brown

The remarkable bravery of those who witnessed and tried to prevent the attack has been incredible. Like many, I feel the need to help: to provide something meaningful, to offer support to people distressed by this terrible event. So what brief professional advice can I offer? Read more

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