MONEY and tax issues are likely to be high on your list of things to do when moving to France.
The French tax system does have quite a reputation, some would say rightly so, and that's why making sure you are properly registered, or at least ensure professional advisers are doing their job, can take away the stress and strain of a move.
French tax return for income received abroad
The end of May sees the deadline for the submission of details about your income to the French tax authorities.
Holiday home tax changes passed, questions remain
The new legislation put forward by François Hollande's to increase taxes on foreign-owned second homes in France has passed its final hurdle.
Update on changes to CGT on second homes in France
Capital gains tax (CGT) when selling property excluding main residences was a central element of the debates of the Additional Finance Bill for 2011
French income tax system
You are required to declare all your earnings from the moment you arrive in France if your stay is uninterrupted.
Exchange rate for French income tax returns
Where to track down the exchange rates required should you draw income from abroad.
Basic residency rules for France
The most important factor that will decide how the tax office will treat you will be where you are considered resident.
Inland revenue advice if leaving the UK
The Inland Revenue has a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may prove useful for some.
Helping hand offered by tax office
Dordogne tax office advice and .pdf documents to download.
How to use a French cheque book
How to lay out the words and numbers when writing a cheque, as their use is still quite common in France.
Opening a bank account
Opening a bank account is not a difficult task and the French banking system is quick and efficient.
Advice on French banking system
Independent advice centre on how the French banking system work.