Earning a Living

Topic has 12 replies.
Print Search Sort Posts:

living in france but working in uk

hi new here so sorry if its been asked before. we have a house in france and wondered if i wanted to stay in france full time (currently just using for hols) could my husband continue to work in uk and come back every couple weeks. and if so does he pay taxes in uk only. any help very welcome.
thanks bette d
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: living in france but working in uk

Yes you can.

Your husband needs to tell HMRC that his family has moved to France, and apply for a workers S1
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/ca8454.pdf
sorry you'll have to copy and paste that link.
That is the form you need so that you as his dependent will be eligible for state healthcare in France, funded by the UK via your husband's NICs.

His income will be taxed in the UK but you will have to fill in a French tax return as a couple and declare all your worldwide income, including his UK salary, to the fisc. There is a taxation treaty between the UK and France so his wages from the UK won't be taxed twice, though there may be CSG to pay.

It's not too complicated.
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: living in france but working in uk

 EuroTrash wrote:
though there may be CSG to pay
There won't, nobody on a S1 should pay them.

   Report   Reply Quote

Re: living in france but working in uk

Even if you're on an S1, I thought you still pay CSG on interest from savings accounts and investments?
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: living in france but working in uk

Thank you very much for your reply. Most helpful and thankfully does not sound too complicated.
bette d
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: living in france but working in uk

 EuroTrash wrote:
Even if you're on an S1, I thought you still pay CSG on interest from savings accounts and investments?

Absolutely true; though how likely is it that a young couple today are going to have savings and investments ?

Sue

Computing - it's another world
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: living in france but working in uk

"Absolutely true; though how likely is it that a young couple today are going to have savings and investments ?"

LOL yes quite.
But how do we know they're young? I imagined them as more 'established', shall we say. How many young couples start married life with a holiday home in France, and only one of them working?
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: living in france but working in uk

 EuroTrash wrote:
But how do we know they're young? I imagined them as more 'established', shall we say. How many young couples start married life with a holiday home in France, and only one of them working?

You might well be right. I was mislead by the op's post viz all lower-case and chatty fb style.
I must be getting old !!

Sue

Computing - it's another world
   Report   Reply Quote

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read

Enter our competitions

Win books, DVDs, travel and even holidays in France in our great competitions! Take a look at our latest competitions…

Enter now

Join us on social media

France magazine
Living France magazine
French Property News magazine