French market

The fabulous French Market district

For more than 300 years, the city of New Orleans has been a magical place where music, food, literature and art have flourished. Its storied history is a kaleidoscope of different nationalities and ethnicities that have come together to create a city that is one of the best destinations in the world. At the heart […]

French tax

Would a six-month visa plus a 90-day visit make us French tax residents?

Reader question: We are British pensioners with a second home in Brittany. If we were to visit France for a period of 90 days in a given year and then apply for a six month visa to enable us to stay longer, would that result in our pensions being taxed to France? J.F. The law […]

French tax

Would a six month visa plus a 90 day stay make us French tax residents?

Question from the reader: We are British retirees with a second home in Brittany. If we were to visit France for a period of 90 days in a given year and then apply for a six month visa to allow us to stay longer, would that result in our pensions being subject to French tax? […]

French news

‘This bike hiker’ Chris Froome makes an appearance in French news

Famous ‘bike hiker’ Chris Froome made a subtle appearance on a French news show as he was prevented from completing his planned route due to the risk of forest fires. The four-time Tour de France winner made a brief appearance on France 2the partly public national channel, during a training ride not far from his […]

French tax

How the French tax authorities research online social networks to detect fraud

In the finance bill for 2020, the French tax and customs administration was authorized, on an experimental basis, to use information from social networks and online sales sites to trigger tax and customs investigations. The terms of application are now published. This article examines the scope of this new process, how it will work in […]