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France - The French lifestyle is envied around the world. From chic and cultured Paris to the vineyards and sunflower fields of Provence, France continues to attract expats with its style, scenery and a cuisine that promotes eating to an art form.

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  A Brief Guide To Expat Pension Plans In France
  A Expat Guide To Tax In France
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Expat Focus Columnists - France
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  A Brief Guide To Expat Pension Plans In France


Articles - France

French pension rules are complex and have been changed in recent years – and more changes are planned.

Typically, a French pension is available to those expats who have lived and worked in the country for a number of years and meet a set of conditions.

The French social security system, or sécurité sociale, is the fund into which all employees in France must pay into before they can claim a pension.   more ...

  A Expat Guide To Tax In France


Articles - France

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 ...

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


Articles - France

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 ...

  A Simple Guide To The French Healthcare System


Articles - France

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 ...

  France - Recommended Social Media Accounts


Articles - France

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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