Attention non-residents – did you know that you only have until the end of this year to make a claim for a refund of social charges (prélèvements sociaux) paid on investment income (including rental income and capital gains) if you are not part of the French social security system?
This is a long-standing legal dispute. It is possible for you to claim a refund direct from the tax office but our advice would be to seek assistance from a bi-lingual expert such as Cabinet d’Avocats Goffin van Aken who are based in Strasbourg. You can start your claim by using the following link: https://www.csg-refund.com/
People also potentially eligible to claim:
residents who obtain healthcare via the form S1 who can obtain exemption on pension income
early retirees who pay for their healthcare via private cover
French residents who pay social security charges in another country
Those who sold property in 2016, 2017 or 2018
Please note that you should take specialist advice from a professional accountant, lawyer or notaire – we are simply highlighting a potential refund opportunity!