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.
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.
For several years now I have consulted Elitax on tax advice and have entrusted Madame Rakotonoel with the preparation and submission of my annual tax returns. As a British expatriate moving to France I have found her advice and guidance invaluable on both a personal and professional level. Despite her busy schedule she has always found the time for a meeting or an exchange of messages to clarify specific points on tax matters and with generous help in the preparation of communications with the authorities where necessary.
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.
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!