As some of you know through circumstances such as lack of income and a man who doesn’t want to hang onto me unless he has another woman on the side for sex I have to leave my beloved France. Yesterday I received a horror in the post… l’avis des impots. Instead of paying €187 per month they want me to pay €747 for the rest of the year and then almost €400 each month during 2018. I don’t earn a cent more than I ever have, less in fact but I have my old aging house in NZ which I rent to my daughter and I pay tax on that income in NZ. Despite the double-taxation treaty between the two countries France includes my NZ income in with my very modest France income and this seems to have tipped me over some sort of limit. In reality it’s a matter of only €6000 income from NZ they include yet the result is horrific and I will be unable to pay.
What happens tax-wise when you leave France? France is not PAYE. I will not be earning money in France next year to pay these exorbitant sums and what happens the year after? i have no idea how much they would charge me for 2017income in 2019. What happens if the future taxes cannot be paid because I have left the country? What would happen if a miracle occured and I could come back to France one day - would I be slapped in jail or heavily fined for not paying taxes? What is the procedure for quitting France.
Feeling desperate and gutted. I’ve slogged my guts out here for peanuts, never paid for the hours I work and those I am paid for end up like this. I am not a wealthy property developer, just an aging woman who kept her old house as a bolt hole in case of dire straits (now).
Some of you have left France. Can you please tell me what happens with tax?