Archive for March, 2015


How do second home owners in France claim tax refunds?

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that France must refund tens of millions of euros to British and other EU non-resident owners who let out or sold their properties. Some 200,000 non-resident British property owners in France were affected in 2012 when the French government forced a 15.5 per cent “social charge” on capital gains from the sale of

Posted by Ally on Mar 21, 2015

French Tax on Britons’ Second Homes Illegal

France has lost its tax war against British second home owners after the European Union’s top court deemed it “illegal” to force them to pay social charges on gains from renting or selling their properties. The ruling by the European Court of Justice, which emerged on Thursday, means France is liable to reimburse tens of millions

Posted by Ally on Mar 15, 2015

St Tropez’s Little Museum

The beautiful MUSÉE DE L’ANNONCIADE, facing the harbour in St. Tropez, opened in 1955—the year that director Roger Vadim shot “And God Created Woman,” the film that shot Brigitte Bardot and the scenic French fishing village to fame. But the museum’s roots, and St. Tropez’s first taste of fame, date to 1892, when Neo-Impressionist and passionate

Posted by Ally on Mar 10, 2015

200 years on: Alpes Maritimes celebrates Napoleon’s landing

This year marks the bicentenary of Napoleon’s famous landing in Golfe Juan, and to celebrate the occasion a generous programme of events is scheduled throughout the region. Every year in March, an extensive re-enactment of the 1815 landing after his voyage from Elba takes place in Vallauris Golfe Juan, with old rigging, weapons, equipment and

Posted by Ally on Mar 08, 2015

Monaco signs information-sharing agreement with Italy

Monaco and Italy have signed an agreement allowing the exchange of tax information. The news comes just weeks after the Principality signed a similar contract with the UK, aiming in both cases to preserve the specific welfares of each state. The agreement was signed on Monday 2nd March by Gilles Tonelli, Government Counsellor for External

Posted by Ally on Mar 08, 2015