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Special tax and declaration regarding real estate properties held by means of a trust (decree of October 23rd, 2013 and law of December 6th, 2013)

Wednesday 20/11/2013
Tax Since the French tax law of July 29th, 2011, a special tax applies when real estate property is held by means of a trust (Art. 990 J of the French Tax Code). The settler, the trustee and the beneficiary are jointly liable for the tax. If they are not French tax residents, the tax is due yearly at the highest rate applicable for wealth tax (currently, 1.50%), assessed on the value of the estate ...
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Advice to potential foreign vendors

Tuesday 18/06/2013
The sale of a real estate property has become more and more complicated because of the evolution of the law, tax law and case-law involved. The time when the buyer had to be curious is over. Indeed, the courts assign the vendor a real obligation of information regarding the real estate property's characteristic features and its eventual defaults.   In other words, it is highly recommended ...
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Subsidiarity of international tax conventions

Thursday 13/06/2013
The French administrative supreme court (Conseil d’Etat) has rendered a ruling which has enshrined the principle of subsidiarity of international tax conventions, first in a ruling of 19 December 1975 (n° 84774 et 91895) then, in explicit and solemn terms, in the Schneider Electric case of 28 June 2002 (n° 232276). This principle, crossing priority of French law and supremacy of international ...
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Advice to potential foreign buyers of a castle or an hôtel particulier

Thursday 13/06/2013
Buying a castle or an hôtel particulier is the dream of many, who often do not think about the obligations (maintenance fees, cost and complexity of the reparation works). It is a fact, that those real estate properties are often sold by foreign buyers only a few years after the purchase and that no long term renovation works are carried on. It is noteworthy that those properties were always ...
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Advice to potential foreign buyers

Tuesday 18/06/2013
The purchase of a real estate property in France by a non resident is an international operation, intrinsically complex. Ideally, the non resident should start with contacting a notaire in order to check the feasibility of his project and its consequences, because he does not always realize the difficulties his project might lead to. Before the purchase, the following matters must be checked with ...
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Overview of the aspects of private law, tax law, and administrative imperatives related, to the purchase of real property located in France, by a foreign national and overseas resident

Thursday 13/06/2013
This study is aimed at providing an outline of all the consequences resulting from the ownership of a leisure property located in France (whether a listed building or a high standing leisure property in the mountains or by the seaside) from a legal, tax and economic viewpoint. The leisure property can either be held by the purchaser directly or indirectly by means of a body corporate (whether a French ...
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