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Hi Bev, we have been here just over a year now, both retired with state pensions and NHS pension, we rent our house out in England and have paid all our taxes for last year to UK. Should we take proof of payment of Inland Revenue Tax with bank statements and statements from letting agency to our local Hotel D'impots or as we have paid everything to UK just leave it as it is?? We have never had any correspondence from French Tax authorities. Not sure what to do? Thanks for any help.:confused::confused::confused:
 

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OK, the 2009 tax year just ended here in France. Tax declarations for 2009 aren't due until May - in fact, the forms probably won't be available for another couple months yet. You'll need to go in to the Hotel d'impots and get yourself a set of forms to file.

As a French resident, you need to declare all your worldwide income, no matter what. You then fill out a separate form that details your "foreign" (i.e. foreign to France) income and include that with your regular tax declaration.

Along about August you'll get an assessment from your tax inspector. If they assess you any taxes you believe you've already paid, you can take an appointment with the inspector to discuss the assessment. But chances are, if you fill out the forms correctly, you probably will come back with an assessment saying you don't owe anything.
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Bev
 

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Thanks Bev for that, what are the names of the tax forms that we will need please?? Would the tax office need to see any proof of income or tax paid or will they just act on what is completed on the forms?? Sorry to be so ignorant in this matter. Thanks.
 

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Thanks Bev for that, what are the names of the tax forms that we will need please?? Would the tax office need to see any proof of income or tax paid or will they just act on what is completed on the forms?? Sorry to be so ignorant in this matter. Thanks.
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First you need now to register with the UK tax people the date you left the UK . Go to the HMRC site and download forms P85 (to complete immediately) and form "France Individual" (to complete and take to the french tax office with your first french tax declaration (in April)).
You should contact HMRC and/or the NHS to clarify the tax status of the NHS pension (some are UK taxable-others french taxable-but you don't have the choice!)
In April you should either contact your french tax office and ask for forms 2047 and 2042 (or download them from Vos impots sur www.impots.gouv.fr, le site de l'administration fiscale. Un site du ministère de l'Economie des finances et de l'industrie.).
When you have the forms you can come back to the forum for guidance (or PM me).
Usually the figures will be taken on trust by the french tax office, but have paper back-up just in case it's asked for.
 
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