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 have used the Elitax services for two years now, and my taxes have always been done in a timely manner. Even though I have had challenges with the personal taxes in France, due to different sources of income from abroad that needed to be declared, the team offered professional advice on what to do to get the situation resolved. I am very pleased with the service and the professionalism, especially they provided valuable advices that provided significant tax savings. Thus, I recommend their service to anyone who’s looking for great customer service and a great tax preparer, especially for expats living in France.
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.
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.