France’s tax laws work based on your current real estate wealth, as well as income. Even if you are not personally in the country, your assets are still taxable if they add up to over a certain amount. At Elitax, our accountants specialise in this type of tax and can help you submit a tax return that accurately reflects your real estate wealth, ensuring you only pay the correct amount and saving you from any potential legal penalties.
We use a simple five-step process to make our real estate wealth tax return service as easy as possible, no matter how complicated your situation may be:
All our real estate wealth tax returns come with a guarantee when we’re finished with them. Please be aware that we can’t offer the guarantee to real estate wealth tax returns that have been adjusted after we have finished filling them out, or for tax returns where incorrect information has been supplied to us.
If you’re a tax non-resident of France, regardless of nationality, you are subject to wealth tax if the value of their worldwide real estate assets is over €1,300,000. You will need to file an annual real estate wealth tax return with the French tax administration. If you are in this situation, our tax advisors are here to help.
Category 1 – You earn no income in France but the value of your tangible real estate assets in France exceeds €1,300,000:
You need only to file a French real estate wealth tax return.
Category 2 – You earn income in France and the value of your tangible real estate assets in France exceeds €1,300,000 but is less than €2,570,000:
You need to file an integrated income and real estate wealth tax return.
Category 3 – You earn income in France and the value of your tangible real estate assets in France exceeds €2,570,000:
You need to file two returns (an income tax return and a separate real estate wealth tax return).
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
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!
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.
ELITAX has provided excellent service for me for several years on both the French and the USA returns. In addition to her expertise in national and international tax law, Eliane Rakotonoel provides the additional – invaluable! – dimension of full customer service, attending promptly and personally to any questions and concerns that may arize during all phases of the return process. I do not hesitate to highly recommend ELITAX to anyone interested in working with a highly competent tax specialist who will also assure personal attention to your needs!
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.