There is still time to prepare for Brexit aftermath

This month marks one year since the Brexit vote. While we still have no certainty about how Brexit will affect expatriates in France, there are steps you can take today to future-proof your financial planning. Here we consider key questions for Britons living here and what you can do to secure your chosen lifestyle.

How long until things change?
With Article 50 triggered, the UK is on track to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, with or without an agreeable deal. Until then, little can change for Britons living here.
Post-Brexit, a new deal between France and the UK should protect expatriates in each country – but the rules may be less favourable than today. With less than two years left under current residency and freedom of movement rules, act now to secure your position if you are not yet a French resident and wish to stay here permanently.

Will your taxes go up?
Taxation is a domestic – not an EU – matter, so if you are resident in France, Brexit should not affect how you are taxed here. For expatriates, taxation also depends on the UK/France double tax treaty – again independent of the EU – so your existing tax treatment should continue.

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