Three reasons to seek financial advice when you’re an expat in France

13 Jun

Whether you’re already in France or you’re considering a move to France, it’s natural to have worries and fears about your financial future. Research shows that you’re likely to gain peace of mind and to be significantly better off if you get professional advice about your long-term future financial goals and requirements. A study by […]

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I’m an expat in France with a UK pension so where do I pay tax?

22 Apr

When it comes to paying tax, for UK expats in France, it can sometimes seem like a complicated process with rules for this and that. We answer some of the most common questions that UK expats ask when it comes to tax in France. Question: I moved to France last year. I have a teacher’s pension […]

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How to limit your inheritance liabilities in France by gifting

10 Apr

When it comes to managing your finances in France, knowing what the rules are is essential.  From tax to pensions, savings and investments and more, we look at the most common questions asked by expats. The process of gifting in France Question: I want to make a gift of cash of £20,000 to my son […]

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What to do with a pension lump sum when you move to France

8 Apr

We speak to Jennie Poate, Financial Advisor at Beacon Global Wealth about the sometimes complicated regulations for expats who have pensions and want to move to France. One of our readers wanted to know what to do with a lump sum from a UK Pension and Jennie took us through the possibilities. Helping you enjoy […]

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How to handle the annual tax return requirements in France

23 Feb

The annual tax return needs to be completed by May in France. Financial expert Jennie Poate explains how to complete the paperwork and what’s required, leaving you to enjoy the good life in France. Basic tax returns for expats in France Many British expats who are resident in France will have some income derived from […]

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SIPPs for expats in France

22 Jan

Would you like to make more of your UK pension fund when you become an expat in France? If so, you might find that a SIPP (a self-invested personal pension) is something that will help you generate the best retirement income possible. This option won’t be right for everyone. It’s important to have a qualified […]

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Investment Income Capital Gains Tax Changes in France January 2018

14 Nov

The draft French budget for 2018 was presented to the French Parliament in September 2017. The budget is assessed by parliament before being approved at the end of the year, so further changes are possible. The main measure affecting expatriates in France concerning Capital Gains Tax on Investment income is summarised below. Tax on Investment […]

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Expats in France Tax Questions Answered

6 Mar

If you’re resident in France and an expat from the UK, you’ll no doubt have to get to grips with the French income tax system. It often seems complicated, heavily administrative and can be frustrating. Financial expert Jennie Poate looks at some common questions that expats have about tax issues in France. Tax in France – Double […]

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New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

25 Feb

The Assurance Vie is the most popular long term savings product in France. It offers a choice of investment funds, tax and inheritance advantages. There are two types, those offered in France by French companies and normally only in Euros and those ore recently offshore in places such as Luxembourg and Dublin. The latter more often […]

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