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A Expat Guide To Tax In France

Posted on Friday April 28, 2017 (13:49:23)
(c) Véronique PAGNIER on Wikipedia
This guide contains information on the following taxes:

• Income Tax - Currently no PAYE system (due to be introduced in 2018)
• Social security contributions (which will be automatically deducted by employer from your wage)
• Inheritance tax
• Tax on Goods and Services (VAT)
• Capital gains tax   more ...

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How Changes To The European S1 Scheme May Affect Your Expat Healthcare In France

Posted on Friday April 07, 2017 (15:57:38)
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Under the S1 agreement, the UK will pick up the healthcare bill for British expats in member states while other European Union countries will pay for the healthcare of their citizens in the UK.

The S1 is a certificate for health insurance cover for those EU citizens moving to another member state and runs alongside the principle of freedom of movement; the holder will receive the same level of healthcare as a citizen will.   more ...

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A Simple Guide To The French Healthcare System

Posted on Friday March 24, 2017 (13:58:21)
(c) Bruno Abatti on Unsplash
Overview

The French health system is rated one of the best in Europe. The state controls health expenditures funded by statutory health contributions. Statutory health insurance (SHI) is mainly financed by employer and employee taxes, but also taxes from tobacco and alcohol, health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry. Public health care is available to everyone in France regardless of their income. It is obligatory for those earning over EUR 9,654 a year to pay 8% of their income in social security contributions. Those people on lower incomes will receive free health care, including optician and dental care. An estimated 10% of the population require this support.   more ...

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France - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Monday March 06, 2017 (14:11:59)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at France and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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France's Healthcare System Just Got Even Better For Expats

Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2017 (17:59:16)
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A popular expat magnet, France has an excellent and robust healthcare system, with its wide network of public as well as private facilities and staff. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this country’s universal healthcare is among the best across Europe, as well as worldwide. This is only expected, since the government spends a higher than average figure on its healthcare system. More than 75% of the nation’s health expenses are funded by the authorities.   more ...

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How to Survive France As A Vegan

Posted on Thursday December 15, 2016 (20:10:53)
(c) Elina Mark on Wikipedia
France: land of croissants, cheese and coq au vin… But can you find beef-less bourguignon or vegan bouillabaisse in France these days? France hardly has a reputation as being a vegan-friendly country. After all, this is the country whose government forces schools to include meat and fish in canteen meals most of the time, effectively making it illegal to serve vegetarian meals at school year-round.   more ...

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The Expat Focus Guide To Healthcare In France

Posted on Thursday November 10, 2016 (19:32:29)
(c) George Hodan
No one wants to be poorly and have to visit a doctor or hospital but expats living and working in France at least have access some of the best healthcare in the world.

That's the verdict from the World Health Organisation, which puts the French healthcare offering at first place.

However, one reason why the healthcare system in France is so effective is that it requires mandatory health insurance and consists of both private and public hospitals.   more ...

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Beyond The Burkini Ban: Muslimah Fashion And French Law

Posted on Sunday October 09, 2016 (17:54:32)

Paris is often referred to as the Fashion Capital of the World. This is one of the reasons why people from all around the world dream of living in France. Moreover, the French are known to be extremely open-minded when it comes to dress codes, especially the women. This is evident in the fact that the country is home to some of the most prominent topless and nude seaside resorts in the world.   more ...

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Ten Historic Villages You Must Visit While Living In France

Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016 (13:46:51)
(c) Jean-Pol GRANDMONT on Wikipedia
France is a beloved nation for many different reasons. French cuisine is popular the world over. From delectable sauces to scrumptious pastries, the country serves up some of the best fare, in homes and in its many restaurants and cafés.

Art is cherished in France, and one of the most popular art movements in the world, Impressionism, was born right here. Today, centuries later, the country’s many museums and galleries continue to draw visitors from across the globe.   more ...

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Moving To Paris? Here's How To Dress For Work And Leisure

Posted on Friday September 16, 2016 (16:31:40)
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Many countries claim to be the fashion capital of the world. London boasts its Cool Britannia look, Milan is devoted to trend setting high fashion, and New York turns city streets into catwalks of effortless style.

But there is another city to consider; one that is synonymous with chic, classy fashions and a refined, stylish lifestyle. No fashion house can consider itself successful until it has an office in Paris, or until its designs are sold in boutiques on the Champs-Élysées.   more ...