A person who is a resident of France for tax purposes is required to declare all of his or her income for tax, including both income from French sources and income received abroad. Income taxes in France are calculated using a progressive rate scale. However, France has a number of tax treaties with other countries that are designed to avoid double taxation. We work with you to ensure that you take full advantage of all treaty arrangements relevant to your situation.
Click here to see income tax rates and tax brackets in France.
A complimentary tax consultation will enable us to understand your employees tax situation and status, establishing amongst other things whether they are a resident or a non-resident for French tax purposes. We can then help them prepare and process their French income tax return as appropriate.
The questionnaire enables us to clarify and enumerate your employees different kinds of income and assets and identify any tax rebates, deductions, reductions and/or tax credits to which they may be entitled. It helps us collect all the information that we need to prepare an optimised tax return.
First time filers must file tax returns on paper. We send to your employees the completed tax forms, which they then sign and mail to the French Tax Administration. We provide full instructions on where and when the forms have to be mailed.
Individuals who have already filed at least once in France must file on line. This is taken care of by Elitax.
Our experience as bilingual tax advisors in France indicates that incoming expatriates are often uninformed about taxes in France, have little or no awareness of French income tax law, and misunderstand of the steps to be followed in complying with filing requirements for income tax in France.
We have been assisting clients with their French income tax preparation and filing for more than fifteen years to comply with French income tax return requirements while optimizing the amount of taxes to be paid.
Our fees are competitively priced reflecting the quality of the service provided. Our expertise helps your employees to minimise the amount of their income tax in France, and the tax strategy we put in place stands to have ongoing benefit for the following years. Having bilingual tax experts take care of their taxes in France brings them peace of mind in the knowledge that their tax situation is safe and guaranteed.
We guarantee all income tax returns prepared by us as long as these are filed without any changes. We do not guarantee income tax returns in cases where information has been incorrectly given or withheld.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
Eliane and her team have been preparing my tax returns and guiding me through the complexities of dual taxation (USA-France) for the past four years and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough! I first contacted Elitax two weeks before tax deadline, when I had been let down by another company. Eliane took the time to understand my situation and left me confident that she would take care of everything. And she did! Aside from Eliane’s comprehensive technical knowledge and impeccable English, she has the rare gift of being able to convey her knowledge in a way that an average human being can understand. In addition, I always appreciate Eliane’s calmness and patience and the personal interaction that she is always ready to provide.
When I was appointed to my job at the headquarters of my company in Paris, it was a big change in my life. A new country, a different culture, totally different ways of life and practices… Luckily, my company had already taken care of this and agreed with some consultant companies to support me in various aspects of this change. Elitax was my consultant on tax subjects. As I learned during my stay in France, tax is a very heavy subject and you cannot survive alone as an expat if you don’t have proper support. That’s where Elitax, i.e. Eliane and her team, come into the picture: They made a very thorough presentation of the tax system in France. I learned clearly my responsibilities and consequences of failure to comply with the requirements. They used their expertise to support me in the preparation of my tax declaration, relations with the authorities, representing me in the tax related communications with the authorities, both during and after my stay in France. I even remember being supported by Elitax team to understand the yearly French obligation to pay tax if you own a TV set at home! Oh, those were the days! Finally, I would like to thank Eliane for her support. She was one of the good people who made my life easy during my stay in France.
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.
Elitax was referred to me a couple of years ago, where I first met Eliane. Being a new Impatriate to France, Eliane was excellent in easing me into the ways of the French tax system, appropriate to my situation. Her clear explanations, obvious great knowledge of the subject and generosity with her time and effort has made life so much easier than it could have been. I have to say that whenever I have needed to call upon Eliane she has responded promptly and I can definitely say she ‘goes the extra mile’ to help. If anyone needs tax advice as someone coming into France then I advise them to contact Eliane. I am very happy to endorse Elitax.