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Re: AE & taxes

Yes, in France you are taxed as a couple, not as individuals.

 


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Re: AE & taxes

What if you're not married and one of you is resident in the UK and earns their income solely in the UK. Whilst the other is making, say, 15,000 euros and is in France for 200+ days a year?

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If you are not married or in a legal partnership (PACS) you are taxed individually in France.

If you are married or PACSd though you have to declare your worldwide income in France, i.e. UK + French income (remember to declare the UK income as tax having already been paid). The resulting household income is likely to take you into a higher tax bracket in France, so there will be more tax payable than would have been due solely on the French resident spouse's income. Because in UK you are taxed individually, your spouse's income in France is of no interest to the tax authorities there so you don't need to declare it in England, just the UK employment income.
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 Will wrote:
If you are not married or in a legal partnership (PACS) you are taxed individually in France. If you are married or PACSd though you have to declare your worldwide income in France, i.e. UK + French income (remember to declare the UK income as tax having already been paid). The resulting household income is likely to take you into a higher tax bracket in France, so there will be more tax payable than would have been due solely on the French resident spouse's income. Because in UK you are taxed individually, your spouse's income in France is of no interest to the tax authorities there so you don't need to declare it in England, just the UK employment income.


Thank you for this information. I'm about to go down the AE route and am really pleased to find out that I will be taxed as an individual. Thank heaven we never married!

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