Moving or retiring to France is a dream that many share. We look at how spending your time in France can actually work to your financial advantage. Bas du formulaire
British retirees and business people fear that declaring themselves as French residents will mean that they will be subject to high French taxes and thus choose to stay put in the UK. Or they think (incorrectly) that they can continue to declare themselves UK residents while living in France. Incidentally, it should be pointed out that France’s high social contributions are one of the reasons behind the country’s high standard of living!
However, the above perception is not necessarily true and there can be many financial benefits for choosing France, rather than the UK, as your principal residence in retirement. We will develop here a series of articles advising you about French taxation........... so watch this space, or e-mail is in advance for more details.