If your clients are leaving France at the end of an assignment or because they are moving to another country, you can work with Elitax in order to ensure that they meet any outstanding obligations in regards to taxes in France
To assist your clients in this process, Elitax can serve as their tax representative, dealing with their income tax return in the year following their departure and handling any demands for tax payments. We provide a link between the French tax authorities and expatriates, ensuring that they receive their tax assessment on time and pay before the deadlines. We also answer letters from the tax authorities and provide information requested on behalf of your client.
How does this service work?
Once we have signed a tax representation contract with your client, we inform the tax administration of their departure from France. We receive on their behalf and transfer to them all correspondence from the Tax Administration within five working days by e-mail. Where appropriate, we reply directly to the Tax Administration.
This service is provided on an annual basis at a set fee. It is renewable automatically by tacit consent unless we receive notification to terminate at least one month before the end of the contract.
The French Tax Administration is entitled to contest any income tax return or real estate wealth tax return for up to three years from its submission. Following this, a statute of limitations applies. During this three-year period, the tax authorities can audit the whole tax situation of a taxpayer, including any business tax return and its implications for the individual’s income tax return or real estate wealth tax return.
To assist your clients in the event of an audit, Elitax will audit their previous and the current tax returns and help them respond correctly to the Tax Administration’s questions.
If further tax liabilities are discovered as a result of this process, Elitax will assist you with their regularization.
We use our expertise in French and International tax laws to help our clients.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
I used Elitax to help me with my French tax returns while living in Germany. Eliane Rakotonoel and her team provided an invaluable and efficient service that saved me both time and money. I would highly recommend them.
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.
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.