French tax returns 2016 - 2017

French Income and Wealth Tax returns.
Tax year 1st January – 31st December 2016


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Income Tax (Impôt sur le Revenu)

Both residents of France and non-residents with French property or income are obliged to submit an annual income tax return.

The French tax year is equal to the calendar year. The presentation deadlines are as follows:


Non-residents


Manual returns: 18th May.
Returns filed by internet: 7th June.

Our charge for the preparation and submission of the returns for a single property, is 145 Euros plus VAT. For manual filing, an additional 10 Euros is added to cover postal charges.


Residents


For manual returns, the deadline is 18th May. An extension is given for returns filed by internet, as follows:

24th May: Départements 01 to 19;

31st May: Départements 20 to 49;
7th June: Départements 50 to 974.

Our standard charges before VAT are 185 Euros for a single return, and 240 Euros for a family return. Fee reductions may apply in cases where the client's tax situation is straightforward and there are limited sources of income to declare. For manual filing, an additional 10 Euros is added to cover postal charges.

If you would like us to complete and file your tax return, please complete our Tax Questionnaire and return to us by e-mail or fax.

Returns can be submitted from the following dates:

Online filing: 15th April;
Manual filing: Late April / early May.

After we file your Tax Return, the Tax Office will calculate the tax due and send you a payment notice, Avis d’Imposition. The date of issue is by late September. In the event that tax is payable the payment notice will include a payment slip for you send to the Tax Office along with a cheque. Online payment options and direct debit are also available.



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Wealth Tax (Impôt de solidarité sur la fortune)

Residents of France are subject to Wealth Tax on their worldwide net assets, although there are now exemptions available for the first five years of residence, please contact us for details. Non-residents only pay Wealth Tax on their French net assets.

Eligible assets include property; cash in deposit accounts and other financial investments. Business assets are generally exempt.

You need to declare if your taxable net assets are over € 1,300,000.

Wealth Tax is now declared as part of the income tax declaration. Our charges to include Wealth Tax in your return start at 50 Euros, please contact us for a quotation.

If you are looking for a French tax return service for 2017 (tax year 2016) or to submit tax returns for France for the year 2016 (deadline May/ June 2017) then we will be happy to assist you. For those seeking the services of an accountant to complete and submit their 2017 French non-residents income tax returns, for the year ended 31st December 2016, or to assist with their 2017 French residents tax returns (for the year 2016), deadline during May-June 2017, then we provide a friendly and responsive service. We specialise in the completion and submission of income tax returns for France for residents or non residents. The current French tax returns, for the year 2016, are due by a date in May-June 2017 for residents of France and 16th or 30th June for non-residents, with extensions granted for online filing via the French Tax Office (Impots) system.

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