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I am a UK resident and about to sell my house in France. Can anyone provide me with an update on social charges when selling a property please? I've tried to research this, but find conflicting and out of date advise on various websites.

My questions are:
1. Will I have to pay social charges?
2. If so, will it be calculated on a tapering scale based on how long I've owned the property.
3. If I have to pay it, is it still refundable?
 

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Good evening.
You are referring to a secondary residence I assume?

As far as I know, tax and social charges are based on the "plus-value". Capital gain on sale price minus buying price.
House owners are totally exonerated on their home - principal residence.

For secondary residences: exoneration 100% tax after 22 years,
exoneration social charges after 30 years.

Sliding scale here - paragraph 5:
Quels sont les abattements pour durée de détention qui permettent de réduire ces impôts ? Source : https://www.immobilier-danger.com/Fiscalite-des-plus-values-796.html

Please note that president Macron has increased CSG + RDS from 15.5% to 17.7%
 

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Many thanks for your reply.

Good to know there is still a tapering scale for reduction in CGT.

Feeling a little grieved about the increase in CSG + RDS, and presumably this is no longer refundable!
 

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The "CSG" on capital gains for non French residents selling second home was declared illegal by the European Co but France has simply renamed this particular charge and is putting it into a different pot so no "CSG" is no longer refundable
 
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