Britons in France warned of steep capital gains tax rises when selling property

Britons in France warned of steep capital gains tax rises when selling property

British expats who own property in France are being warned they face a sharp rise in their capital gains tax (CGT) after the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020. Once the deadline passes at the end of the year Britons who sell their second homes in France will pay 36.2% of the sale in tax and social charges. This contrasts with just 7.5% of the sale as currently applied to all citizens of EU member countries. The rise can be attributed in part due to Britons no ...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.