For expatriates, the French tax system can be very different to what they are used to. As a result, tax returns are often daunting. While the concept is the same as in most other countries, the process is unfamiliar.
Elitax provides income tax return services for tax residents, making it quick and easy to deal with your finances. See how we can help with your taxes in France by claiming a free 15-minute consultation with our French tax advisors.
To make life easier for you, we’ve put together a five-step process that shows how our income tax return services for tax residents work:
Through the questionnaire, we’ll be able to identify any rebates, Tax deductions and /or tax credits to which you may be entitled. The information we gather will help us prepare a complete tax return and avoid any issues which may negatively affect your finances.
If it’s your first time filing a tax return, you must file it on paper. We send you the completed tax forms, which you then sign and mail to the French Tax Administration. Those who have already filed at least once in France must file online, which we’ll take care of.
We’ve been in the business for over 15 years. In that time, we’ve dealt with income tax for hundreds of expatriates, optimising their tax bills and reducing the stress that comes with filing tax returns.
When you choose Elitax for your French income tax return, you’ll be working with a team of bilingual accountants with over 15 years of experience. We guarantee that your case will be dealt with in a clear and professional manner.
Our fees are competitively priced, reflecting the quality of the service provided. Our experience and expertise will guarantee your tax bill is optimised and tax returns are submitted on time.
We provide a guarantee on all income tax returns prepared by us, providing they are filed without any changes or incorrect information. This added peace of mind will make your French tax return a stress-free process.
A person who is a resident of France for tax purposes must declare all of their income for tax, including both income from French sources and income received abroad. Failure to accurately declare any income could result in significant penalties.
Income tax in France is calculated using a progressive rate, but there are other factors to consider. France has a number of tax treaties with other countries, which are designed to avoid double taxation.
Elitax will work with you to ensure you take full advantage of the treaty arrangements which are relevant to your situation.
Not all those who live in France are official tax residents. During our free consultation, we’ll work out if you are considered a tax resident or tax non-resident. We can then prepare your French income tax return as appropriate.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
Eliane Rakotonoel’s assistance has been essential to us in order to properly submit our tax information in France. We are very confident that all of the documentation is correct and that we are well represented in all things related to taxes in France. Everyone who works in her office is very professional and pleasant. We are very fortunate to have found her when we needed help and we happily recommend her to anyone who needs assistance with taxes in France.
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.
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.
I am a U.S. citizen living and working in Paris. Navigating the French tax system as an expatriate can be overwhelming. Elitax took all of the stress out of preparing and filing French tax returns. They understand the needs of expatriates and made the process very easy. They were thorough in preparing my tax forms and very prompt in responding to my questions. Their reliability and expertise make them easy to recommend. Thank you Elitax!