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Income Tax 2016 - The complete guide - 54 pages
Published: October 2016
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This 54 page guide relates to 2015 income.
French income tax forms will be sent to homes in April and must be completed by the end of May or early June, dependent if filed online or on paper. This guide shows information needed to make your declaration.

It shows how to declare your income such as pensions, rent, ISAs, shares, savings and interest, with a visual guide to the French forms.
It explains how France’s tax system works and how your income is assessed and taxed.  

Please note: taxation can be a complex matter and interpretation of the rules can vary even between tax offices. This guide is of a general nature and does not take the place of actual professional financial advice and we advise that, where appropriate, you seek such advice, tailored to your individual circumstances, before submitting your declaration.

Contents include:

- Changes this year
- Tax residency and tax treaties
- 2016 tax bands and exchange rates
- Income to be declared
- Double tax treaties
- Social contributions
- Useful vocabulary
- UK rental income
- Paper or online declaration options
- Step-by-step guide to filling in key form sections
- Claiming tax credits
- Declaring foreign bank accounts
- Different ways to pay
- Reader questions and answers