Capital gains tax rules in France and the UK

When it comes to selling a property, and you know that the sale price will be greater than what you paid for it, one of the immediate concerns might be to know how much the tax office is going to take.

Even when just based in your own country, this can get complicated but the minute things are international, involving more than one tax office, things can get yet more… exciting!

Let’s take, for example, a British citizen, living in France, selling their second home (maybe a former main home) in the UK.

The last update to the UK / France tax treaty agreed that UK property could be taxed where the owner lives, thus in this case France.

So, this surely means just simply knowing the French rules for capital gains tax (la ...

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