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I am trying to find out what the residency laws are in France

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I am trying to find out what the residency laws are in France tax wise, like the 186 day rule in UK
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 7 years ago.


The laws for being treated as a resident of France for tax purposes are four tests.

1 Main Residence

2Place of Abode

3Principal Activity

4Most Substantial assests


France requires that you follow a 183 day stay in the country not 186 days.


If a person is a resident of France, they are taxed on Worldwide income but there are provisions against Double Taxation.


I have included a link for you so you can read more about this:


I hope this information is helpful to you,

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