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.
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A complimentary tax consultation will enable us to understand their 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 then prepare and process their French income tax return as appropriate.
The questionnaire enables us to clarify and enumerate their 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 clients 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 experts 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 clients 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 tax 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.
The tax law is admittedly complicated for a foreigner living in France, it is comforting knowing that a professional like Eliane and her team are on the job. They delivered on all aspects; alwaysprofessional, client focused and with a smile on their face. A pure pleasure doing business with Elitax!
Neither my employer nor I had any experience with detached employee contracts. In my first few months moving from Paris to New York, we discovered many gaps in social protection and unexpected higher taxation obligations. The counsel we received from Elitax helped frame our choices, and enabled us to put everything in order. My company was smarter for the next set of expat assignments. Thanks, Elitax!
ELITAX has provided excellent service for me for several years on both the French and the USA returns. In addition to her expertise in national and international tax law, Eliane Rakotonoel provides the additional – invaluable! – dimension of full customer service, attending promptly and personally to any questions and concerns that may arize during all phases of the return process. I do not hesitate to highly recommend ELITAX to anyone interested in working with a highly competent tax specialist who will also assure personal attention to your needs!