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and will definitely add flexibility for

residents of France

with simple family situations.

However, it is vitally important

to understand that the new

rules will not provide a solution

for all problems.

For example, the new

rules do not apply to inheritance

taxes. So while it will

become perfectly possible to

leave all of your assets to your

spouse in the first instance,

assets left to be divided

between children and step-children

would still result in the

step-children facing punitive

60% French inheritance tax on

anything over a minimal allowance

of €1,594 each.

Secondly, the UK opted

out of the new European rules.

The consequence of this is

not yet formally known, but

it would appear that the new

rules will not apply to non-resident owners

of property in

France, for whom normal French

inheritance rules will apply to

the devolution of any French

property.

FINALLY...

It remains vital to plan for the

effects of French inheritance

rules and taxes. This means

for your French property if you

are non-resident, and for your

entire estate if you are resident

and therefore 'domiciled' in

France.

Siddalls are independent

financial advisers specialising in

tax, inheritance investment and

pension planning for British nationals, resident of France.

If you

have any questions or concerns

please contact us on +33 (0)5

56 34 75 51 or visit us at:

www.siddalls.fr

siddalls.net

French finance in plain English

Siddalls France SASU, Parc Innolin, 3 Rue du Golf, CS 60073, 33701 Mérignac Cedex - RCS BX 498 800 465. C.I.F. No

E001669 auprès de ANACOFI-CIF association agréée par l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers et Courtier d'Assurances,

Catégorie B - ORIAS 07 027 475. Garantie Financière et Assurance de Responsabilité Civile Professionnelle

conformes aux articles L 541-3 du Code Monétaire et Financier et L 512-6 et 512-7 du Code des Assurances.

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