Plan for your coming tax year in France

French residents have just had the pleasure of completing and submitting their household income tax returns for 2017 income. Working out how much tax we owe can be a bit of an eye-opener, so this is a good time to review your tax planning to see if you can improve the situation for next year’s return.

There are some key aspects to consider:

  • There have been a number of tax reforms in France over recent years – are you up-to-date with the latest tax legislation?
  • Are you taking advantage of the various opportunities that the French tax regime offers to save tax? Explore ways that you can lower both your income tax liabilities and inheritance tax liabilities for heirs.
  • Are you sure your tax planning is fully compliant in France and that you are paying tax in the right country? Cross-border tax planning can be confusing but in today’s world of automatic exchange of information make sure you are getting it right.

Income tax and the 2018 reforms

Income tax for 2017 (payable in 2018) covers a range of income, including employment, pensions, rental and investment income. The progressive rates of income tax range from 14% for income over €9,807 to 45% for income over €153,783.

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