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Relocation to Paris – Brexit Matters

by David Anderson 

If you are being relocated to Paris we offer the following as a package. It should cover most situations though we can deal with more detailed aspects too.

Act in the sale of your English property. We have the expertise to tie in your English sale with your French purchase. Very few English [...]

Reclaiming French Tax Agent’s Fees

French government had about 8 accountancy firms covering whole of France who took 1% of each sale to work out the French Capital Gains Tax!.  It was a very cosy relationship with government people and fees were extortionate. The EU declared whole thing illegal in around 2011 but was only stopped on 1st January 2015. The French government now [...]

Estate planning for France – Will your family be treated the way you want them to?

Good estate planning is about achieving the peace of mind that our affairs are in order and that, as far as possible, what we want to happen in the future will happen in the way we wish.

Estate planning in France is made far more challenging by ‘forced heirship’ succession law and inheritance tax rates [...]

Is time running out for today’s pension opportunities?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

With the Brexit clock ticking, we have less than two-years’ certainty about the rights of expatriates in France. Take steps to secure your financial future by using this time to review the options for your retirement savings.

The option to transfer

Based on current law, Brexit should not [...]

Stakes and chips

A personal view of the business and role of property

by Richard Pickering, Head of Research & Insight Cushman & Wakefield

The Devil and the deep blue Channel  A no-win outcome for the UK is starting to form on the other side of La Manche. The new French President is very likely (1/8) to be [...]

UK Spring Budget at a glance

Philip Hammond started off with a remark that Chancellors in his position rarely get to make during a Budget announcement; a higher than expected growth of 2% for the UK economy, up from 1.4%.

There was  bad news for holidaymakers, who’ll have to pay more for their flights soon; Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates are [...]

Get to know the 2017 French tax landscape

An update from Blevins Franks, International Tax & Wealth Management

It is important to keep up to date on the latest tax rates and rules in France, in order to protect yourself from unnecessary taxation.

Income tax

There are no changes to French income tax rates for 2017 (payable on 2016 income). The income tax [...]

Brexit, VAT and property values

by David Anderson, Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. You should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article does not constitute investment advice.

There has been a lot [...]

French Tax Agents fees paid when UK residents sold a French property – French Government announced it will refund the Tax Agents’ fees

by David Anderson,

This article is for general information only. Tax law is a highly specialised area and you should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article is for general information and does not constitute investment [...]

The narrative continues as we begin the next chapter in Britain’s exit from the EU.

At 9.30am on 25th July the Supreme Court announces its decision on whether to allow a Government appeal against a High Court ruling which blocked Britain’s exit from the EU without Parliament’s participation.

This comes after judges decided that Theresa May didn’t have the correct authority to use ‘prerogative powers’ to trigger Article 50; powers [...]