The tax efficient way to plan your move to France

Do we have readers who are not actually in France but who dream of moving across, especially perhaps after a summer visit?

We often come across people who talk wistfully about it but something is stopping them.

Many wait until they retire but for others it may be the fear of French taxation, or just weighing up the pros and cons of making such a big change in their life. And, of course, we have had Brexit uncertainty in recent years.

Interestingly, the political uncertainty in the UK, triggered by the ongoing Brexit discussions, is encouraging some wealthy individuals and families to leave the UK and become tax resident elsewhere.

There is speculation that high net worth individuals could be hit by higher taxes if the situation leads to a general election and change of government.

The Sunday Times and The Economist wrote editorials in May noting that UK wealth advisers believe their richer clients are more concerned about the possibility of a Labour Party government than Brexit.

Many are thinking about leaving the ...

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