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Self-Employed Taxes in France – An Expat Guide


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France is a country of many beautiful images. One of the most prevailing is that of the small French business. Whether a small farm, the baker or the local carpenter and odd-job man, everything that comes to mind suggests a small and perhaps rural enterprise.

Although France has the largest economy in Europe and vast ultra-modern industries, this ‘shed based business’ is the image that many expats have of France. Indeed the small 1-2 person business it is an image cultivated by the French government as being part of the “French Way” and in fact small businesses constitute a very large part of the overall French economy.    more ...


Financial > Oliver Heslop

Oliver Heslop

UK Expat Tax Specialist Oliver Heslop talks to Expat Focus


Oliver Heslop

In this edition of the podcast (download here or listen online from 07:40 onwards here) we talk to UK expat tax specialist and Expat Focus partner Oliver Heslop about some of the basic issues British expats, or those who have moved to the UK from abroad, should be aware of regarding UK taxation. Oliver worked in Arthur Andersen's expat teams for over 10 years before taking an expatriate advisory position with Ernst & Young in 2007. He joined Shipleys as a principal in 2010 as a highly experienced UK tax specialist dealing with cross border issues arising from the movement of people between different countries and businesses. Oliver works with a variety of expatriate clients - some are large multinationals with secondees in 30 or more different countries while others may have one or two executives appointed to senior positions abroad who require tax planning. To contact Oliver directly for advice please use our UK expat tax enquiry form.


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Expat Focus

Interview With Geoff Birch, Offshore-Rebates.com

Geoff Birch

Geoff Birch

Geoff Birch has 28 years of experience in financial services and established the online brokerage Offshore-Rebates.com in 1999. In this interview we learn more about Geoff's background and ask his opinion on a number of expat investment issues, including the effect of the current economic crisis.

Expat Focus: Can you tell us a bit about your background and how Offshore-Rebates.com came into being?

Geoff Birch: It’s actually a very long story.    more ...