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Taxation in France 2008: A Foreign Perspective [Paperback]

Virginie Deflassieux
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30 April 2008
An indispensable guide for anyone considering a move to, or an investment in France. The book provides An overview of the French tax system, explaining the terms used and giving advice on residence issues and conflicts. An analytical guide to the main French taxes. Practical advice on retiring to France and estate planning

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  • Paperback: 265 pages
  • Publisher: PKF (Guernsey) Ltd; 2008 edition (30 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954349040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954349042
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,086,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Written from the point of view of the non-French person considering and investment in, or a move to France, this book is an analytical guide to the main French taxes.

The principal features of each tax are described in sufficient detail to give the reader an understanding of the scope and scale of the charges levied.

In the third part of the book a series of chapters written on a topical basis bring together the tax consequences of commercial and industrial investment in France, purchase of a second home in France, and retirement in France among other subjects. These chapters also contain a wealth of practical information.

About the Author

Virginie Deflassieux runs the French Tax Department of PKF (Guernsey) Limited where she has been advising clients on the French tax implications of their move to France or French property purchases for the last 15 years. She handles the preparation and submission of French tax returns and offers advice on areas such as exposure to the main French taxes and tax planning. Virginie was born in France. She obtained a degree in business studies (which included French and international taxation issues) from IPAG (Paris, a French business school, in 1993.

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This is a very readable book, covering almost every aspect of taxation in France. While unable to go into the very fine detail of French tax law it certainly gives a very clear idea of how taxation operates in France. It has provided me with some essential pointers concerning income tax, capital gains tax and the taxation of pensions originating in the UK and elsewhere. It has certainly proved to be an eye opener and should be read by anyone who is resident in France.

I understand that the French law requiring that almost all one's assets should be left to one's children is likely to be changed shortly (2015?) as a result of changes under European law, but this has only recently been announced and is not covered in the book. On this point, as I understand it, it seems that one will be able to chose whether UK inheritance law should apply, or French law.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a thorough analysis 27 Jun 2010
Not much one say about a tax book, as the subject is rather complex and not exactly exciting!
But this book is clearly written, well laid out and an excellent introduction to and explanation of French tax.
Strongly recommended if you want something on this subject. Every practioner should have one!
And having met the author, I can confirm she is a real expert.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taxation in France 17 Aug 2011
By BrianH
What an eye opener! If you are seriously considering moving to France then this book is a MUST.

I have worked in France on and off for a number of years, but always for a UK company, now I really understand what my French friends and collegues were complaining about. The tax system is complicated and you will need a book like this to unravel what the French authorities mean, even the Inland Revenue in the UK are pussycats compared to the French authorities!!

Buy this and then Good Luck with your move to France. All your questions will be answered.
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