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started by: AnyaJ · last update: 1508779825 · posted: 1507634514

Has anyone successfully applied for, and got a Carte sejour permanent valid for 10 yrs from Laval.  If so just what document did they need.  I know of three couples who applied and each needed different documents according to the person dealing with them.  Two gave up after 6 months because of the sheer difficulty of these people.  Surely there must be a definitive list.  Strangely enough the couple who were siccessful had the least amount of documents but a very helpful person in the office.

started by: mavis cruet-636821 · last update: 1507486156 · posted: 1507141283

We have owned our maison secondaire for 7 years and have blithely paid our two taxe d'habitation bills every year, as did the previous owners. One bill is for the house, fair enough, but the other is for a small stone building opposite which we also own. We use this only for storing wood and gardening tools. It has no power, utilities, isn't furnished and is no way habitable. In the past we've just thought 'well, it must be right' but our French friends were outraged when they found out recently & urged us to take it up with the tax office. I would rather be more sure of my facts before getting involved in a dispute ... are our French friends correct?

started by: stevelogan · last update: 1506697851 · posted: 1506525285

Any pointers for bank account, I am getting peed off with CA not only 5.50€ a month but then another annual fee for the Visa card of 40.50€ just for having a debit card to spend my money.

started by: takahe48 · last update: 1506154989 · posted: 1504171058

We have owned property in France for 17 years but only recently (2years) moved to the Vendee.  We have  now received a bill relating to residence secondaire.  Is this a new tax?

started by: loadeddice3-638548 · last update: 1505987215 · posted: 1303465394

I guess many know 'Shiply' website which allows transport companies to bid on a shipment. Does anyone know any other similar site? Terry

started by: Paulette 395 · last update: 1505834074 · posted: 1505581664

We have lived in the house 9 years with no problems. After the hot summer and then a monsoon of a storm the drain blocked. The technician from SAUR'S partner company for sewage was shocked to see that our semis empty the rain from the roof down-pipes into an open catchment where the 4 toilet pipes empty and also 2 showers and 3 wash basins from the 2 properties. He says it is our private responsibility to get a guzzler to unblock it, but worse than that he says it is outside the normes and neither of us should have bought our houses like that and certainly would not be allowed to sell them in the future. The pipe disappears off under a road of the commune, but does not appear in any of the grates. Yikes-what to do? It could cost more than the property to trace and fix this.

started by: capricorn-637420 · last update: 1505580798 · posted: 1491721191

I hope this is the right place to post.  Not really financial, but nothing else fits.  I have just bought an ipad mini and I want to buy a sim card for it.  I only want a small amount of data.  Basically I want to be able to get a weather forecast when I am out in my boat (I know I can only do this within mobile phone range).  I am not at all knowledgeable about this sort of thing and can't understand the adverts even for English "bundles", never mind French.  Any advice out there?

started by: tiger-635726 · last update: 1505580492 · posted: 1494164095

Thanks but we have now succeeded on getting onto our internet revenus 2016 account, so our question is superfluous.   

started by: Colin Pond · last update: 1505580381 · posted: 1493375947

Can anyone help me please? I have read and been advised by various people/agencies of the notice period one must give and insurer if you want to cancel. The periods quoted vary from 21-60 days. If it is the latter (60 days) what does one do if you only receive your renewal some 21 days before renewal as has just happened to me? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the government were going to change the rules to fall in line with other states. Any clarification would be much appreciated.

started by: tiger-635726 · last update: 1505580215 · posted: 1494158925

Where is the Revenue Fiscal reference no found. we cant  find the 2015 Declaration  Preremplie Revenus for completion of the online form.  Thanks  

started by: Queen of hearts · last update: 1500791350 · posted: 1500582566

started by: nicosan · last update: 1499494516 · posted: 1499204823

Hi a friend is moving to france and bring his own furniture the removal company have told him he will need to pay import tax on his furniture could anyone confirm this and say how the amount is Calculated 

started by: Karen-Malcolm-898961 · last update: 1496421282 · posted: 1495374357

Can anyone help, We are planning to take early retirement at 55 and would like to live in Charente, if we have a joint income of 15k per year what tax will we pay, 

started by: rayvivc · last update: 1495579422 · posted: 1495104699

HI WE HAVE LIVED IN THE VENDEE FOR 11 YEARS. WE HAVE NO PROPERTY IN ENGLAND AND WE WOULD LIKE TO DOWNSIZE INTO A MOBILE HOME.? WE WINTER IN SPAIN SO ARE AWAY FOR 4 MONTHS. BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM WITH  MAIN RESIDENCE STATUS ESPECIALY IN A MOBILE HOME? ANY SUGGESTIONS?

started by: tiger-635726 · last update: 1494156860 · posted: 1494154309

started by: Gleb87 · last update: 1492615539 · posted: 1492611921

Hello,I wondrer to ask what is the normal per-month payment fees for maintaining of VISA card in the local French bank?For particalar case I have had bank account in Société Marseillaise de Crédit, which fees are about 8.44 euro per month which seems for me as very high!Alternatively I would be very grateful for the advise regarding other banks with lower fees, where it will be easily to make an account for the persons with the temporary working contracts.Thanks so much for the information!Gleb

started by: ianf-629091 · last update: 1491043819 · posted: 1491014169

Does anyone have an email contact for a national tax office dealing with fraud/non payment? Many thanks.

started by: tiger-635726 · last update: 1488401663 · posted: 1487706800

Recently we saw the Notaire to make our wills subject to English law.  He has drawn up a statement for us to sign but it still mentions successors.  We probably need an English speaking french lawyer in the 49 area, does anyone know of one.  ,  

started by: atherton52 · last update: 1481356100 · posted: 1481054527

I have just paid my Tax D Impot 2016Can anyone tell me is this for 2015 - 2016  or is it for 2016 - 2017

started by: atherton52 · last update: 1481095411 · posted: 1481056250

I have just paid my Taxe d Habitation 2016. Can anyone tell me is this for 2015 to 2016  or 2016 to 2017

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