Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Tax on Rental Income in France: An Overview

Individuals that have rental property in France, are subject to paying rental taxes each year. From furnished to unfurnished, there are many ways to file for taxes. Each type of property has different obligations that are submitted to French government. For the most part, there is two different types of regimes that are followed. The micro regime is for rental incomes that are less than a certain amount. The real regime is for rental incomes that are greater then a certain amount. Each type of property taxes have their own check list.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rental income on unfurnished property is reported on the personal tax income return either as micro regime, if rental income is less than €15,000, or real regime.
  • For furnished property micro regime can be used, if rental income is less than €32,900. Same for leaseback properties.
  • If real regime is used, the rental property has to be registered with the local tax office.

“Income tax is applied to taxable income at a progressive rate with a minimum of 20% and as of the 2015 tax year, the taxable gain is also subject to an additional 15.5% social charges.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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