Health strike, foreigners’ tax errors, scams: French practical updates

Our round-up of recent practical articles you may have missed

Most people in France now declare their income taxes on the government website
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Hospital strikes in June? 

Unions are calling for a near ‘total strike’ from private medical workers in June. 

From June 3, up to 200,000 private nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals may join action, affecting over 1,000 establishments. 

The strikes are over differences in funding between private and public hospitals, with fears the private health sector could face a deficit of up to 60% by the end of the year. 

Read more: June strike call for private clinics and hospitals in France

How are neighbourly disputes settled? 

This article from our ‘Explained’ series looks at how disputes between neighbours can be settled before going to court. 

You will need to attempt to use a conciliateur de justice, or médiateur, before taking the case further. 

We cover what types of disputes need to be attempted to be resolved in this way, when you may need to involve a lawyer, and the quickest and easiest ways to contact conciliateurs

Read more: Explained: How to settle disputes without going to court in France

Popular scams doing the rounds 

We look at four common scams that are catching people out in France. 

Ranging from fake texts and job offers to return payment scams, they can affect all age ranges of people. 

We also cover tips and tricks in our related articles to help you from falling victim to similar scams. 

Read more: Scammers pose as anti-fraud agency: 4 scams to watch out for in France

What are common tax income mistakes? 

This article looks at the top five mistakes made by foreigners when declaring their income. 

The tax season in 2024 is set to open on April 11, and run until mid-May. 

Common mistakes – alongside not knowing whether you need to declare or not – including misdeclaration of foreign income, or not disclosing foreign healthcare information. 

Read more: Key errors foreigners may make with French tax declarations

What must be done after a death in France? 

Finally, we cover the necessary steps to take when a close family member dies. 

A previous Connexion article found here looks into the immediate steps (obtaining the death certificate and arranging the funeral), whereas here we look at the administrative processes required within the first year. 

Note that some aid may be available and a final tax declaration will need to be submitted for the deceased. 

Read more: Key financial steps to take after the death of family member in France