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French tax return online?

Post by rbg » Wed 23 Apr 2008 09:48

Hi

Does anyone know if it possible to do your french tax return online IN ENGLISH?
I know lots of people who just have a small rental income and need to declare it .. it seems crazy to employ a professional for a two line return?

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French Tax return online

Post by Daisy » Wed 23 Apr 2008 12:48

If you have never paid tax in France before, you are not registered and you cannot use the on-line service. (I also doubt that an English version exists.)
I would suggest (even if you are already registered) to visit your local tax office (impots), make an appointment and take all your bits and pieces with you and ask for help with the form. If you speak French, so much the better !! Imagine arriving at a UK tax office speaking AND wanting to make your declaration in French ....
Good luck.

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Post by rbg » Wed 23 Apr 2008 13:35

Ok, I'm talking about people living in Ireland/uk with no french who have a small rental income from french property which they have to declare - is there any easy way to do that online?
Merci!

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Post by opas » Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:43

You cannot do your first declaration on line as you need a reference number . After you have completed the first one then the year after you will be able to go online.

It may be worth popping along to the tax office in Perpignan and see if there is help available as I am sure there are others who rent out property and need help.


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well isn`t that funny, the newest member has just joined called helpinfrance, scroll to the bottom of the page and their website is on their profile.

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Post by PaddyFrog » Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:41

That's fairly near Opas, :D

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Post by carol sheridan » Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:16

The Inland Revenue has a large register of translators to call upon and will try to find one for almost any tax payer. The service is free.

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Post by PaddyFrog » Wed 23 Apr 2008 22:26

Even ones who live in the Republic??


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Post by carol sheridan » Wed 23 Apr 2008 22:39

Which republic?

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Post by PaddyFrog » Wed 23 Apr 2008 22:42

Eire
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Post by Angie and Clint » Thu 24 Apr 2008 10:40

We have not yet moved to PO but are buying. Do we pay tax on the profit from the sale of our house?

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Post by Roger O » Thu 24 Apr 2008 12:31

If you sell your "résidence principale" (permanent place of abode) located in France (i.e. you are a French resident living permanently in your own owned house in another part of France than the PO) and you sell that house and buy another in the PO to live in as your place of permanent abode, i.e. transfer your résidence principale from one part of France to another, there is no capital gains tax - no matter how much profit you may make on the sale. I know because we just did it and went through all of that.

Any other situation than the above? Sorry, you'll have to ask the other expert members...

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Post by groslard » Thu 24 Apr 2008 16:48

If you are not resident in France, but just have a holiday home here which you have had for less than 15 years you pay value added tax on a sliding scale.
For a rough 'ready reckoner' see:
http://www.anil.org/guide/calculs/plusv ... uvalue.htm

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