This service consists of a written consultation to determine each expatriate’s individual situation regarding tax residency and tax obligations in France and in the country of origin, or in France and in the country to which he/she is being transferred.
The expatriate fills in a questionnaire that enables us to gather all information required so that we assess his/her tax situation, taking into account individual circumstances (marital status, dependants, personal assets, source of income…) and professional situation (split-salary, multiple-contracts…).
The Departure/Arrival Tax Consultation questionnaire is a 12- to 20-page document, depending on the complexity of the case. It enables the expatriate to be informed of current and future tax liabilities and responsibilities.
Specific calculations are required to determine an expatriate’s tax liabilities in respect both of France and the country that the expatriate is leaving or moving to.
We can determine the amount of tax the individual will need to pay in any country. Using the tax law of this country, we can identify potential tax benefits such as deductions, allowances and tax credits, considering the person’s individual situation.
We calculate, for comparison purposes, the income tax the individual would have paid if he/she had stayed in the country of origin
It consists of:
The difference between these two calculations is the amount the employer of your client will need to compensate. As a taxable income, your client will be liable for social security contributions and income tax calculated on this amount. This “Tax on Tax” calculation gives the final gross amount your client’s employer have to pay to him in order to completely compensate for the tax differential.
These calculations are made considering the latest tax information we have: some differences may occur.
In providing tax estimations, Elitax makes best efforts to work with the latest information available. However, Elitax will not be responsible for any modifications arising from late-breaking changes to tax rules.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
Eliane and her team provide a great service. As an expat, I particularly appreciate not having to navigate the French tax system alone and knowing that my tax return was in safe hands. Highly recommended!
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.
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.
“I was recommended Elitax by a financial advisor at the Paris British Lunch, i took the opportunity to have a meeting, where the advice received and action taken by Elitax was invaluable. I would happily recommend Elitax to any expatriates living and working in France.”