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 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.
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 gave me honest and clear advice, which has proved very helpful. I have recommended them to my expatriate friends.”
In the context of constant movement of the work force between world’s countries and not a uniformed way of taxation laws, for a foreigner can be a struggle to adapt to the local financial and taxation system. As an expat in Paris, Elitax was for me the compass and help needed to understand the French system. The communication with Elitax was easy, professional and with great English level. What, how and when to do all the applications in order to respect French fiscal system were explained in a comprehensive way. I strongly recommend Elitax as your expat consultant. I would return as a customer to their service.