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Posted by Kerroux - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by buster-784461 - 3 years ago

Also check that its not 'contributions social' - it can sometimes gets added on wrongly!

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Posted by tigre-979768 - 3 years ago

I meant exchange rate, not interest rate.

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Posted by tigre-979768 - 3 years ago

Kerroux, type into google double taxation forms france, this should then give you the option of going straight to the Uk gov site, here you can download advise and help with the forms you have received.As Watty said your tax bill may be due to a higher interest rate than previous years, you seem to think you have to pay it, if you have been charged tax on income that should be taxed in the UK only, then once the forms are sorted out you should be able receive a credit from the french tax man, or the UK taxman for that matter, it could be the UK that have taxed you on income that is taxable in france.

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Posted by Watty-794352 - 3 years ago

Perhaps you declared a higher amount this year which brings you into the tax-paying bracket.

If your income originates from the UK, don't forget that the higher exchange rate this year will have increased your declared income.

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Posted by brodeuse - 3 years ago

That wasn't clear from your first post. I have heard from some French friends who are widows on small incomes that they have paid tax this year for the first time so perhaps some income bands have changed, the tax office will be able to explain why.

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Posted by Kerroux - 3 years ago

Brodeuse, I have submitted tax forms in france since I arrived 5 years ago and only this year got a bill from hem.

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Posted by brodeuse - 3 years ago

If you've been living here but not submitting annual declarations, it's going to be complicated and you will need to sort out your overdue declarations before the tax office will stamp your form.

You might find yourself with a fine as well for not declaring as soon as you were resident - it happened to some people we met!


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Posted by tigre-979768 - 3 years ago

Kerroux, it sounds like you have submitted the french tax forms to your local tax office and have recieved a tax bill from them, may be the tax due is usually taxable in the UK for example UK rental income or UK Government pensions that should usually receive a tax credit from the french. Anyway , it sounds like you have received the correct forms to fill out to avoid paying tax on certain income twice.  The form you fill out in english is relatively simple and the UK Government website has a guide to help you, it also should help with the french form, or it did, of course it may have changed. The forms have to be stamped by the french tax office, so as Reveuse suggests go to them and ask them to help. You will only pay through the nose for a private tax advisor, when help is free at your local office.

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Posted by Reveuse-918439 - 3 years ago

Are you sure you should still be submitting tax returns to HMRC? It depends on what type of income you have, whether it's taxed in the UK or in France. There is no choice in the matter.

Have you been filling in a French tax form each year? If so, why not go to your local tax office and ask them your questions - they'll give you all the answers and advice you need for free.

If you've been living here but not submitting annual declarations, it's going to be complicated and you will need to sort out your overdue declarations before the tax office will stamp your form.