When you move to a new country, there are dozens of things to consider. One of the main issues to address is whether you are actually classed as a tax resident or tax non resident. Without the help of expert local knowledge, your income tax amount could be unnecessarily higher than what you actually owe.
Being a tax resident or tax non-resident will affect the amount of income tax you pay. With Elitax, there’s no need to worry, regardless of your status. We’ll identify the specifics of your situation and help you pay the optimum rate of tax. Our income tax return services for non-residents guarantee that you won’t overpay or face the prospect of double taxation.
Not everyone who lives in France is considered a resident when it comes to tax law. The Code Général des Impôts (CGI) defines a resident as:
If you do not qualify as a French tax resident under these criteria, but still have income in France, you will be liable to submit a tax return. If you’re not sure whether you are a tax resident or tax non-resident, contact Elitax today and we can help.
A tax non resident in France is taxable only on income acquired from activities and investment in France. You should only declare income from French sources and income from abroad should not be included in the French tax return.
For example, if you’re a non-resident who does business in both France and the United Kingdom, only the income acquired from France should be submitted in your French tax return.
Elitax understands that everyone’s needs are different, so we have a process in place to guarantee client satisfaction.
The questionnaire enables us to clarify and tally your different kinds of income and assets. It also helps us identify any rebates, deductions, reductions and/or tax credits to which you may be entitled.
First-time filers must file paper tax returns. We will send you the completed tax forms, which you then sign and mail to the French Tax Administration. We provide full instructions on when and where the forms have to be mailed.
Individuals who have already filed a tax return in France must file online. This is taken care of by Elitax to prevent any confusion or incorrect submissions.
Your complimentary tax consultation will enable us to understand your tax situation and status. During the consultation, we will establish, amongest other things, whether you are a tax resident or a tax non-resident for French tax purposes. We can then help you prepare and process your French income tax return as appropriate.
We’ve been working as bilingual tax advisors in France for nearly two decades. Since 2000, we’ve been helping our clients comply with French income tax return requirements, while optimising the amount of taxes to be paid. Elitax is dedicated to getting your tax return submitted on time and correctly.
Our fees are competitively priced, yet the quality of service is second to none. Our expertise helps you to minimise the amount of your income tax in France, while the tax strategies we put in place will provide ongoing benefits in the following years.
With Elitax, you can rest assured that your tax return is being handled by a bilingual tax advisors. We have vast local knowledge and are always happy to communicate. Filing a tax return in a foreign country has never been easier than it is with Elitax.
We guarantee all income tax returns prepared by us, as long as these are filed without any changes. If you provide us with the correct information, we promise that it will be filled in optimally and on time.
Income tax in France for Non Tax resident is levied at a flat rate of 20%. This income tax paid in France should be reported in your country of residence, when relevant, to avoid double taxation. Thanks to the tax treaties signed between France and more than 100 countries, you should never face the prospect of double taxation.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
“Elitax gave me honest and clear advice, which has proved very helpful. I have recommended them to my expatriate friends.”
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.
As an expatriate, surrounding yourself with a set of professionals is of vital importance. Eliane guided me from my arrival to my departure through the complicated French fiscal systems, I felt in the best hands, never had any issues with the tax authorities. Eliane’s patience and service are second to none. Even today, after 2 years of my departure from France, I keep Eliane as a contact and ask for her advise which she offers at a very reliable speed. I highly recommend using Elitax as your tax parter.
As an American/French couple living in France, we really had no idea what to do when it came to dealing with our newly conjoined taxes (both American and French), so we are eternally grateful to Elitax for their help. They not only did a magnificent, efficient job with our taxes and with answering our many, many questions, but also they reached out to their contacts on my behalf to help with setting up my own French business. We really could not recommend them highly enough to anyone searching for a truly trustworthy and highly capable team that will take good care of their taxes.