When you arrive in France, or if you choose to leave, it’s vital that you get your tax affairs in check as soon as possible. Unfamiliar tax laws and unpaid tax bills can lead to stress and even financial penalties.
Avoid all of these worries with Elitax. We offer a tax consultation on arrival in or departure from France that will ease your concerns. Getting into good financial habits will make life in a new country far more relaxing.
If you think you could benefit from a tax consultation with Elitax, get in touch today.
This service consists of a written consultation to determine each expatriate’s individual situation regarding tax residency and tax obligations in France and in the country of origin, or in France and in the country to which he/she is being transferred. Our team looks at each individual case and gives helpful, bespoke advice.
The expatriate fills in a questionnaire that allows us to assess both individual circumstances (marital status, dependants, personal assets, sources of income, etc.) and professional situation (split-salary, multiple contracts, etc.).
The consultation questionnaire is a 12-to-20-page document, depending on the complexity of the case. It’s useful for both employer and employee, and guarantees the process of moving country is made easier. It permits the employer to fulfil their information obligations towards expatriate employees and keeps the expatriate employee up to date with current and future tax responsibilities.
During the tax consultation on arrival in or departure from France, we will advise on the individual’s income tax liabilities. Using a number of calculations, we can determine an expatriate’s tax liabilities in respect of both France and the country that the expatriate is leaving or moving to.
1. Foreign Tax Calculation
We can determine the amount of tax the individual will need to pay in any country. Using the tax law of this country, we identify potential tax benefits such as deductions, allowances and tax credits.
2. Country of Origin Hypothetical Income Tax (Hypo Tax)
We calculate, for comparison purposes, the income tax the individual would have paid if they had stayed in the country of origin.
3. Tax and Social Security Differential Calculation
This consists of calculations of:
In the case of the final point, the difference between these two calculations is the amount the employer will need to compensate. As a taxable income, your employee will be liable for social security contributions and income tax calculated on this amount. This “tax on tax” calculation gives the final gross amount you have to pay to the expatriate to completely compensate for the tax difference.
In providing tax estimates, Elitax makes every effort to work with the latest information available. However, Elitax will not be responsible for any modifications arising from late changes to tax rules.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
Elitax was recommended to me by a friend just before I moved to Paris several years ago. From the onset Eliane was extremely helpful and articulate — her command of English is as superb as her knowledge of international tax laws and bilateral agreements between EU nations. She quite quickly dissolved any apprehension I might have had and explained things in a quite lucid manner. Elitax has handled my affairs ever since and I can not recommend their services more highly.
Represents a personal tax service that most of us require in this complicated world of technical electronic advancement and continual tax legislation changes. On my first introductory interview I was impressed by the personal and warm relationship the company’s ambiance engendered; important when dealing with tax matters.
We have used Elitax.com for the past three years. At first we were unsure if a firm based in Paris, so far from us would be the correct thing to do. Our French language skills are limited but we had been assured (by other ex-pats) that our tax declarations would be simple and could easily be completed without engaging a professional firm. That is so far from the truth, it is almost a lie! We soon discovered just how the rules are littered with potholes ready to swallow the naive declarant whole. A very simple mistake, in entering our income in the wrong format, led to a very frightening tax investigation. At the conclusion of which we were just advised that our tax forms should be done by someone who knew what they were doing. Elitax were our saviours. Their advice and forms are simple to follow. The firm is efficient and are always available if assistance is needed. They ensure that you are fully aware of your responsibilities in relation to your declarations and they work well to ensure that submissions are made seamlessly. Their online client space is easy to follow. We cannot recommend Elitax enough.
After many disappointing experiences with so called “bilingual accountant,” I was finally introduced to Eliane. She understood my situation as an owner of the second house in France and my tax position as a UK citizen straight away and helped me towards the right direction. Apart from the efficiency and accuracy of her work, I also appreciate her friendly and caring approach very much. I used to find the French tax declaration on my rental business as a burdensome duty but now with Eliane, it has become much less of a burden! I highly recommend her firm to anyone who, like me, not very competent in French to deal with the complicated tax issues in France.