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.
Eliane Rakotonoel helped me solve a problem with my tax declaration quickly and efficiently. Her expert knowledge and advice saved me a great deal of time and anxiety. I highly recommend Elitax.
I am a United States citizen who has lived in France since 2004. I currently have a “titre de séjour, résident de longue durée” which will be valid until 2026. Elitax has prepared my French income tax return for me since I arrived in France more than thirteen years ago, and I have always been extremely satisfied with their work. I expect to remain a client of Elitax indefinitely.
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.
I am a U.S. citizen living and working in Paris. Navigating the French tax system as an expatriate can be overwhelming. Elitax took all of the stress out of preparing and filing French tax returns. They understand the needs of expatriates and made the process very easy. They were thorough in preparing my tax forms and very prompt in responding to my questions. Their reliability and expertise make them easy to recommend. Thank you Elitax!