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    Forgive me if this has been covered before and I have a feeling it has. I have received an email from the office of Finance Publique to advise of the new tax arrangement starting in January of taxing income at source. Can anyone tell me how they will assess for tax at source the income (a private pension for Mr. F.) that I have always declared in France on the pink form? Our state pensions come directly into our French bank account so that is evident, but Mr. F.’s small private pension goes into the UK bank and then is declared, as I say, on the pink form and added to the yearly total when that was the system,

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    Fruitcake, if your Avis de Situation déclarative says that the Montant de votre Impôt is 0€, then you won’t be taxed at source. The letters about tax at source also come with hard copies of the Avis, we got ours this morning, but they send them out with every Avis, it would be too expensive to sort out those who do and those who don’t pay tax and post letters accordingly.

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    If you get a pension from the UK it wont be taxed at source!

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    Are we talking at cross purpose, my apologies if not.  Isn’t the new “taxed at source” for employees who will now be going on to what the British tax system calls PAYG?  Or is there another system arriving for the self employed as well?
    From les Echos.fr:

    The year 2019 will finally be the year of the implementation of the tax deduction at source. A tax reform considered on many occasions in France, but on which successive governments all stalled. François Hollande, who brought it up to date in June 2015, had organized its entry into force on January 1, 2018. But Emmanuel Macron wanted to give himself time to evaluate and experiment the device. The reform will have been postponed for another year. It will be effective early 2019, with some new adjustments.

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    I thought the same as you Roger.For employees.

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    Thanks folks, it obviously doesn’t apply to us so thank you. Since re-reading it, following Roger’s post, I think it is indeed for employees. In case it helps here is the email with what I think is the relevant sentence in bold ;

    Madame, Monsieur, Chers contribuables,

    L’année prochaine, la manière dont vous allez payer votre impôt sur le revenu va changer. Vous paierez désormais votre impôt « à la source ».

    Aujourd’hui, vous payez votre impôt de manière « décalée » c’est-à-dire un an après avoir perçu vos revenus. Ce décalage est inadapté à tous les changements de situation que vous pouvez vivre : période d’activité et de non-activité, prime, mariage, Pacs, divorce, naissance, perte d’un conjoint, passage à la retraite… Chaque année, près de sept millions d’entre vous connaissent des baisses ou des hausses très sensibles de revenus.

    À partir de janvier 2019, nous allons simplifier l’impôt en mettant donc en place le paiement de votre impôt à la source, c’est-à-dire au moment où vous toucherez vos revenus. Vous paierez ainsi votre impôt au fil des revenus perçus, et l’impôt s’adaptera chaque mois au montant de revenu versé. Aucune démarche particulière de votre part ne sera nécessaire, sauf si vous souhaitez opter pour l’individualisation du taux de prélèvement au sein de votre couple, ou pour sa non-transmission à  votre employeur. Cette réforme de modernisation de l’impôt et de simplification ne changera en rien le montant total de votre impôt.

    Vous continuerez à déposer une déclaration de revenus chaque année. Elle permettra de faire le bilan de vos revenus de l’année précédente, de l’impôt prélevé à la source et des dépenses effectuées donnant droit à réduction ou crédit d’impôt, qui vous seront restitués à ce moment-là, comme aujourd’hui.

    Pour répondre à toutes vos questions sur le prélèvement à la source, votre unique interlocuteur reste et restera l’administration fiscale.
    Elle a mis à votre disposition un site, prelevementalasource.gouv.fr, et un numéro national, le 0811 368 368 (0,06 € par minute + prix de l’appel). Tous ses agents sont en outre à votre disposition dans le service des impôts des particuliers de votre domicile, et je profite de cette lettre pour les remercier de leur disponibilité et de leur professionnalisme.

    Confiant dans notre capacité collective à moderniser notre pays, comme bien d’autres pays l’ont fait avant nous en mettant en place ce prélèvement à la source, je vous prie de croire, Madame, Monsieur, en l’assurance de ma considération distinguée.

     

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    Hello everyone.  Long time since I’ve posted.

    My understanding of the new regime for PAYE french style is that if you pay french tax, regardless of where the revenue originates, then you will pay monthly from January 2019.  My tax bill says that from January 2019 I will have XXX withdrawn from my french bank account.  The bank account is the one you normally pay your tax bill from.  Some of you seem to think that if the money originates in the UK then the system doesn’t apply.  But I think you’re wrong.  Unless of course Les Impots have decided to treat me differently from the rest of you!!!!

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    Yes but that is not “deduction at source” ie having it taken immediately off your pension payment by your pension provider as in PAYE It is a monthly deduction from your bank account based on the tax you paid last year This method of payment has always been available for French tax payers

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    I understand what you’re saying but I still believe that you will have 1/12th of your 2017 tax bill deducted at source from your French bank account.  Yes, you could always have paid monthly, but that was an option.  Now it’s obligatory.  If I am wrong, I can’t think why the tax office would advise me that I will by paying monthly from January 2019 based exactly on 1/12th of my 2017 income.  If you have your Avis D’Impot available. look at page 4, the last para which says ‘Ce montant sera preleve chaque mois a compter du 15/1/2019………..

     

     

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    Just had a thought.  Rare I know….

    If your tax bill is very low, I forget the amount but say less than 350 euros, then I think that perhaps the monthly deduction will not happen because it costs more to administer.  So, perhaps if you haven’t been advised in the way we have, that’s the reason.

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    “à source” means it is taken off your revenue, ie your salary, and it applies to employees, so the employer deducts it and forwards it to the tax office. If you are not employed, you will pay it as before, if you have to pay.

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    I feel sorry for the employees who will be on PAYE for 2019 and having tax taken out from their salary monthly but will still be liable for paying their tax for 2018. This was always going to be the problem with the change and I am not sure if they have found a way to soften that blow in any way?

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    I think you’re on the right tracks, Fea, with your thinking on this. Earnings in the UK are only taxed at source if your income goes over the limit of your tax free allowance, the French taxman obviously can’t tax it at source, but will treat any UK income that is taxable in France and exceeds the untaxable limit as if it were at source. This is why it’s important as an expat to make sure you’ve filled out the correct forms to start with that stops you being taxed in both countries on the same income. Those that don’t fall in to the bracket of owing tax won’t see any difference with the new system.

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    We had that email today too, Fruitcake.

    We don’t earn anything in France. We are early-retirees with just my husband’s UK work pension. So I just ignored it.

     

     

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    No income tax for employees  for 2018 ………. :yahoo:

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    Everyone will have received their Avis D’Impot by now (if you are taxable).  Has no-one had a notice on the 4th page advising them how much tax will be deducted monthly at source (ie your bank account) from jan 2019.  I can’t believe I’m alone in this.

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    Fea, do you work for yourself, have income of your own, or are you an employee, if you are not the latter, then I really am not sure but I don’t think this letter concerns you?

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    I read and speak french to a reasonable standard.  I also take an interest in financial matters.  Everything I have read, and having spoken with my local tax office, lead me to believe that I will have a deduction made from my bank account every month from jan 19 onwards.  I am not an employee.  I am a uk pensioner.  I would ask again, has no-one had a statement on the 4th page of their avis d’impot confirming their monthly deduction?

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    Fea, deduction at source as you are interpreting it is NOT “le paiement de votre impôt à la source”; the latter will appear on the bulletins de paie of those people who a) work in France, and b) are liable to pay tax on their earnings. What you are talking about is the monthly prélèvement, from your bank account, arranged between you and the tax office to cover any taxes (de révenu, d’habitation et foncière). That won’t change until you get in touch with the tax office to change it, in case you are paying too much, for example.

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    VK, so are you saying that local taxes will be taken out of your bank by monthly payments from Jan 2019, regardless if you are an employee or not?

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    No, tigre, I was just referring to Fea’s situation. Anyone can decide to make an arrangement for a monthly prélèvement with the tax office, instead of paying an annual amount, which is what Fea’s done, I think, and because that arrangement’s in place, it’s reflected in what it says on the avis she receives.

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    I understand. I may be wrong, but I just read it as anyone who has to pay tax in France, whether it be on income earned as an employee, self employed or income pensioners earn from pensions will be taxed at source, this may be from your French employer, or in the case of overseas pension income from your bank account and deducted on a monthly basis  :unsure:

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    I have to admit I know nothing about the self employed or persons accruing a sum from anywhere else and their tax position for 2019

    In 2019 an employee will have a sum taken out of their monthly salary (a la PAYE) the amount will depend on their salary which here in France I am told (the reduction) will take a while to settle down.
    Apologies to Fea but I was not intending to do any more than offer help.

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    If you have  income other than wages you pay monthly based on this years declaration! The impots are calling it ‘ at source’ but its not like ‘paye’!  you then fill the tax form as usual and any difference will be amended!

     

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    fred, so if someone is just an employee with no other income but their monthly salary, why is it not like PAYE? The difference as far as I see is the requirement to fill in an annual impots return all the same. Family tell me that their HR, or whoever, say it will take time to bed in, as salary rises or falls monthly or annually, so the rate taken out will vary, which is obvious really but as in any new venture (and this one looked like it would never see the light of day!!) there will be hiccups. Rather like CdS applications, different regions/depts seem to see the applications in a rather different way, so let’s hope the actual required reductions are cast in stone and not seen differently by some companies….

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    VK, Fea hasn’t said in her posts that she already pays monthly or quarterly from her bank, hence her bringing it to the discussion that she has been told that from 2019 her pension and any other income will deducted monthly from her account.

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    The salary deduction will be like paye!

    its other income, uk pension, rental income, that is taken from your bank, – if you have to pay!

    Income tax to be payed monthly or 3 monthly as you go ,  rather than 18 months later!

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    The salary deduction will be like paye!

    Sorry Fred but that is what I am speaking of.  As I said I know nothing about the other incomes and how taxation will work for them.

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