Ignore French tax law at your peril, leave UK behind

Beware if you are moving from the UK to France and wanting to carry on being treated as a UK resident

 Almost half the people we deal with have seen their UK financial advisers, set up their ISAs and National Savings schemes and pay their taxes only in the UK.

“How will they find out? They can’t prove anything” are the scary common replies.

Firstly, forget the legalities; if you are moving to a new country, is disrespecting the way its citizens do things, including their laws, the right thing to do?

There is a feeling that people can come from other countries and treat your country with contempt, belittling the local rule of law, as somehow being of less importance than those of their own country.

Article 123 of the French tax code states that residents must declare their worldwide income. This ...

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