Is the dream of waking up every day to a breakfast of freshly-baked bagels as you look at the Eiffel Tower from your Paris balcony beckoning you? Okay, this might not be exactly what life for the average French resident is like, but living in France often holds appeal for those on the other side of the channel.
Just make sure that the new rules and regulations brought in after the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union don’t catch you out when you move and pay tax somewhere new.
In this series of articles, we’ll be covering a range of tax issues, starting with how to know where you’re a tax resident.
Being a tax resident in France
To be considered a tax resident in France, it must be your “main home.” If this doesn’t apply to you, there are four other conditions that determine whether you can be classed as a tax resident:
- If you spend more than 183 days of the tax year there (which is the same as the calendar year)
- If you spend more time in France than elsewhere in the world
- If a substantial portion of your assets are in France
- If your principal business activities are based in France