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.
Very reactive and efficient service – helped me navigate the complexities of the tax system in France after my work move
As an Australian working in France I found the French Tax system somewhat daunting. I first approached Elitax three years ago when confronted with an Audit from the French Tax Office. With a number of investments in my home country this was a daunting task. Eliane and her team worked tirelessly to help me provide the 3cm thick file of paperwork and submit the request on time. During the preparation Elitax uncovered that I had been made an error during the two years under audit and I was due a small refund! I have been a client of Elitax ever since, even after returning to Australia. If you need to navigate the vagaries of the French Tax system I highly recommend Eliane, Stephanie and the team at Elitax.
For several years now I have consulted Elitax on tax advice and have entrusted Madame Rakotonoel with the preparation and submission of my annual tax returns. As a British expatriate moving to France I have found her advice and guidance invaluable on both a personal and professional level. Despite her busy schedule she has always found the time for a meeting or an exchange of messages to clarify specific points on tax matters and with generous help in the preparation of communications with the authorities where necessary.
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.