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.
The friendly and fast support and service is nothing short of excellent. I’ve been working with them for years and highly recommend their services.
Elitax was recommended to me by a friend just before I moved to Paris several years ago. From the onset Eliane was extremely helpful and articulate — her command of English is as superb as her knowledge of international tax laws and bilateral agreements between EU nations. She quite quickly dissolved any apprehension I might have had and explained things in a quite lucid manner. Elitax has handled my affairs ever since and I can not recommend their services more highly.
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.
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.