10 weeks now till we move from Sussex to the Tarn.
From everything I hear the whole paperwork thing in france is, for want of a better word, "trying". Both me and the Husband have lived and worked in numerous countries so we have some experience of being all at sea in a foreign land. But a little more preparation doesn't hurt!
So in a broad brush strokes kinda way am i right in thinking...
That your employer applies for a social security number for you, you get a temporary one, and in theory you get the real one in 3 months - though it's actually more like 6?
BUT how do you get a number if you're self-employed?
That there's no PAYE, and you jointly file your income tax return for the previous calendar year in May, and pay your tax the following year in 3 lots
Oh and you also have to pay a community tax in Oct / Nov
I know this is a minefield, and since we're having the summer off I'm leaving finding a local accountant, solicitor, general expert until then.
Just trying to get a heads up