To assist them 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 employees.
Once we have signed a tax representation contract with your employees, 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 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 you in the event of an audit, Elitax will audit your employees 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 your employees with their regularisation.
We use our expertise in French and International tax laws to help our clients.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
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 an expatriate, surrounding yourself with a set of professionals is of vital importance. Eliane guided me from my arrival to my departure through the complicated French fiscal systems, I felt in the best hands, never had any issues with the tax authorities. Eliane’s patience and service are second to none. Even today, after 2 years of my departure from France, I keep Eliane as a contact and ask for her advise which she offers at a very reliable speed. I highly recommend using Elitax as your tax parter.
As an Australian working in France I found the French Tax system somewhat daunting. I first approached Elitax three years ago when confronted with an Audit from the French Tax Office. With a number of investments in my home country this was a daunting task. Eliane and her team worked tirelessly to help me provide the 3cm thick file of paperwork and submit the request on time. During the preparation Elitax uncovered that I had been made an error during the two years under audit and I was due a small refund! I have been a client of Elitax ever since, even after returning to Australia. If you need to navigate the vagaries of the French Tax system I highly recommend Eliane, Stephanie and the team at Elitax.
Elitax was referred to me a couple of years ago, where I first met Eliane. Being a new Impatriate to France, Eliane was excellent in easing me into the ways of the French tax system, appropriate to my situation. Her clear explanations, obvious great knowledge of the subject and generosity with her time and effort has made life so much easier than it could have been. I have to say that whenever I have needed to call upon Eliane she has responded promptly and I can definitely say she ‘goes the extra mile’ to help. If anyone needs tax advice as someone coming into France then I advise them to contact Eliane. I am very happy to endorse Elitax.