Moving country is stressful enough without having to keep up to speed with different tax laws. When moving to or away from France, you’ll need to know what sort of tax you need to pay, how to calculate it effectively and how to submit it to the right tax office. That’s where our tax consultations can help.
Our written tax consultations provide you with the tax information you need to know about the country you’re moving to, keeping you informed of your tax obligations and residency status.
We’ll send you a quick and easy questionnaire document that gathers all the required information we need in one place, helping us assess your tax situation. We’ll look at your individual circumstances (marital status, dependants, personal assets, etc.), professional career situation (split-salary, multiple-contracts, etc.), and your current wealth.
A tax report
Written upon the receipt of the filled in questionnaire mention above.
In the tax report written by Elitax, you’ll find several information such as:
Income tax calculations
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. Our tax calculations will look at these tax liabilities and ensure you’re aware of them at all times.
Foreign tax calculations
We’ll determine the amount of income tax you’ll need to pay in the country you’re going to. Using the tax law of the country, we can identify potential tax benefits such as deductions, allowances and tax credits, taking your individual situation into consideration and potentially saving you a significant amount of money.
Country of origin hypothetical income tax (Hypo Tax)
We’ll calculate the income tax you would have paid if you had stayed in the country of origin. This is for comparison purposes to help you understand the monetary implications of moving country.
Tax and social security differential calculation
It consists of:
All our tax estimates are made with the most up-to-date information we can find. Although we aim to stay on top of the tax laws of different countries, we cannot be held responsible for any late changes to laws that may affect your tax costs after we have finished our consultation with you.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
After many disappointing experiences with so called “bilingual accountant,” I was finally introduced to Eliane. She understood my situation as an owner of the second house in France and my tax position as a UK citizen straight away and helped me towards the right direction. Apart from the efficiency and accuracy of her work, I also appreciate her friendly and caring approach very much. I used to find the French tax declaration on my rental business as a burdensome duty but now with Eliane, it has become much less of a burden! I highly recommend her firm to anyone who, like me, not very competent in French to deal with the complicated tax issues in France.
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.
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.
As a retiree, I strongly recommend Elitax’s services. I much appreciated their personal touch, the attention to detail and the excellent value for money they have provided. They have really taken a lot of weight off my mind.