Why Choose Elitax for Your Tax Consultations and Returns upon Arrival in France, or Prior to Departure from France?

 

Income and Wealth tax returns

Our experience indicates that incoming expatriates are often uninformed about French tax law, have little or no awareness of that law, or, have a misunderstanding of the steps to be followed in complying with tax filing requirements. We have been assisting clients with tax preparation and filing for fifteen years to comply with tax requirements while optimizing the tax amount to be paid.

Our guarantee

We guarantee all income tax returns prepared by us during the statute of limitations (three years), as long as there are no changes to the tax return forms we prepared and the ones submitted by the taxpayer. We do not guarantee income tax returns where information is not supplied, missing or incorrect in Elitax’s questionnaire.

We guarantee all wealth tax returns we prepare during the statute of limitations (six years for wealth tax) as long as there are no changes to the wealth return forms we prepared and the ones submitted by the taxpayer. We do not guarantee wealth tax returns where information not given, missing or incorrect in Elitax’s questionnaire.

Tax consultation upon arrival in France and prior to departure from France

Again, our experience indicates that individuals who are internationally mobile often find themselves in a difficult situation, due to ignorance of the host country’s tax laws.

The personal consultation aims to give expatriates relevant information concerning their tax situation so that they will correctly fulfil their tax obligations. Our report takes into account the family situation, and specifically whether family members stay in France or move abroad.

This service can be provided to individuals departing from or arriving in France.

Our report covers:

Tax residency determination

Tax residency will be defined regarding:

  • Host Country Tax Law
  • French Tax Law
  • Tax treaty between both Countries, if any

Tax obligations in both countries

a/ Duty of the employer to inform employees regarding the tax obligations after their arrival or departure:

  • In France
  • In the Host Country

b/ The personal tax obligations of the employee: income tax, wealth tax, real estate tax…

  • Income tax return & Tax payment in France (year of departure and following years)
  • Income tax return & Tax payment in the Host Country: tax year, deadlines, tax penalties…