Until now, foreign pension lump sums received by French residents were not taxed in France. However, starting 1st January 2011, lump sum payments from pension funds (whether local or overseas) are now taxable in France.
If you take your lump sum because of an ‘accident of life’ (unemployment, invalidity, death of a spouse etc), it is exempt, but in all other situations it will be liable to French tax.
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Books on France - reviews and author interviews
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