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Taxation in France – Expected reforms for investment assets
Taxation

President Emmanuel Macron promised various tax reforms during his electoral campaign earlier this year. If they all go ahead, there will be substantial changes to how investment income is taxed in France.

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French vs Luxembourg assurance-vie bonds
General

Assurance-vie life assurance bonds are a popular and effective savings vehicle in France, used by many French nationals to save considerable tax. They are also successfully used by expatriates for tax and succession planning.

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Britons continue to move to Europe – Are you one of them?
General

Moving to Europe is a dream for so many Britons. Some aim to retire abroad, while others cannot wait and move over while still working, or take early retirement to start the dream sooner rather than later.

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Draft EU position papers on Article 50 negotiations
General

Subject: Working paper "Essential Principles on Citizens' Rights"

Origin: European Commission, Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU

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E U position (post Brexit)
Buyers

If you are living in France before the UK formally leaves the EU by March 2019, then your right to live there permanently will be protected. That was the clear message from the EU as it outlined its negotiating position ahead of Brexit talks.

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Essential Reports (3)
Buyers

This is the 3rd and final of a small series of articles on the reports that are required to be carried out when selling / purchasing a house in France.

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Essential Reports (2)
Buyers, Vendors

This is the second in a small series of articles on the reports that are required to be carried out when selling / purchasing a house in France.

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Get to know the 2017 French tax landscape
Taxation

Now that we are well into 2017, it is a good idea to make sure you know where you stand with your taxes. Doing this now means you could limit exposure to unnecessary taxation, take advantage of available opportunities, and avoid any nasty surprises at the end of the year.

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Is time running out for today’s pension opportunities?
General

Now’s the time to review your current options for UK pensions and consider benefiting from tax-free QROPS transfers – before Brexit changes the rules.

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Essential reports 1 Fosse septiques
Buyers

This is the first in a mini-series of articles on the diagnostic reports that are undertaken when arranging the sale of a property in France.

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Loi Hoguet
General
Loi Hoguet

French estate agents are governed by a law of 2 January 1970 (known as the Loi Hoguet) and a Decree of 20 July 1972. These laws were passed to protect the public from low standards of ethics and competence. They are strictly enforced in France.

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The buying process
Buyers
The buying process

As the process of buying real estate in France differs quite a good deal from the one in other countries such as the UK or elsewhere, the following article is designed to give a brief overview over the most important aspects of the property purchase process in France.

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