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 tax non residents 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.
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.
Very friendly and helpful people, quick answers and good work – Thank you
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.
Very reactive and efficient service – helped me navigate the complexities of the tax system in France after my work move