Review tax plans for your life in France

Settling into your new life in France involves more than finding your way around, improving your French, making new friends and trying out the local cuisine

You also need to familiarise yourself with local bureaucracy and the complex tax regime and should not leave it too long before reviewing your tax and estate planning.

The rules are quite different here than in the UK. You may need to make changes to protect yourself and your family and to benefit from local opportunities.

Most Britons living in France still own some UK assets, whether it is bank accounts, investments or pension funds. You need to understand how they are all taxed here.

You also need to review tax planning that was set up in the UK, as what was tax-efficient over there is unlikely to be as good over here.

If you fulfil any of the criteria that make you tax resident in France you are liable for French tax on your worldwide income, gains and wealth (the rules outlined in this article are those for residents of France).

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