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French Buyers' Info

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Property Restrictions for Foreigners

If I am liable to pay the French wealth tax what are the rates?

The tax is payable when the taxable household net real estate wealth exceeds €1.3 million.
Where the wealth is over this threshold, the rates below apply on each band.   

Wealth tax rates are progressive starting at 0.5% to a maximum of 1.5% of the equity.
 Fraction Taxable         Rate of Tax
 €0 - €800,000             0%
 €800,000 - €1,300,000    0.50%
 €1,300,000 - €2,570,000          0.70%
 €2,570,000 - €5,000,000     1%
 €5,000,000 - €10,000,000  1.25%
 €10,000,000+   1.50%

If the property is registered in several names (including your children over the age of 18) they each have a wealth tax allowance so that would increase the threshold. 

Information correct as of 1st January 2024. This may change as rules and regulations change often, so please contact us directly if you have any specific enquiries.