Wondering if anyone could provide some clarification. I have just had a heated conversation with a professional at the Hotel des Impots in Tarbes. She informs me that I must declare any revenue earned by my non resident husband whether taxable or not. For the last two years he has worked in the aid sector and been resident where he worked (Kabul - 2011 and Papua New Guineau - 2012). His work and salary conforms to the UN charter whereby it is exonerated from tax but he has paid residents tax as required by the respective countries. And obviously he has the respective work permits as required as proof (along with the passport exit/entry stamps) of being resident there. My question is - Is it true that I still have to declare his earnings? And if I do - what tax or other charges will we then have to pay? I can't imagine that they will allow us to earn money without taxing us somewhere despite it supposedly being non taxable.
She completed her tirade with the statement that if I didn't wish to comply they could seize assets. On what basis? And my other alternative was to leave the country. Nice! They really do make you feel welcome. We have been here 14 years by the way and during that period have never been asked to declare income earned while non resident.