Let’s face it, if there is one subject that causes everyone to roll their eyes and cringe, it’s the word ‘tax’. But the main frustration (apart from paying it of course) is understanding it. When do we need to pay it? What’s it used for? How much will it cost?
President Emmanuel Macron promised various tax reforms during his electoral campaign earlier this year. If they all go ahead, there will be substantial changes to how investment income is taxed.
This is a variation on a scam that has been around for a while. You receive a phone call telling you that you have been selected as the winner of a ‘cadeau’, and you need to phone a number and give a code to claim it.
If you still have pockets, jars or piggy banks full of round pounds waiting to spend in Tescos on your next trip back to England, you have til October to spend, spend, spend. From October 15, the old pound will no longer be legal tender, replaced by a 12-sided version.
Between 2018 and 2022, Emmanuel Macron’s government intends to phase out the taxe d’habitation for 80% of French resident, leaving those with an annual taxable revenue in excess of €20,000 per person to foot the bill.
Sadly, new tricks are thought up every day by unscrupulous scammers hoping to con us out of our euros, so it pays to be alert.
There’s no two ways about it, learning a foreign language is hard work, requiring ongoing determination and commitment.
There is an old joke about a tourist who has lost his way and stops to ask a local for directions. After giving the matter long and thoughtful consideration, the local scratches his head and replies, “well, I wouldn’t be starting from here!”
Brexit is likely affect many of us living here in the P-O in one way or another. Indeed, most are already feeling its effect as exchange rate fluctuations spiral down to all time lows. This…
Estate planning in France is made far more challenging by ‘forced heirship’ succession law and inheritance tax rates of up to 60%.