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Sold your house in the South of France? Request partial Plus Value back!

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No topic is as important for second home owners in the South of France as la Plus Value. This profit tax is levied on the profit you make from the sale of your holiday home in the South of France. The Plus Value profit tax is calculated by the profit you make on the sale, minus certain costs. If you were the owner for more than 30 years, you do not pay this profit tax. But those who sold their second home on the Cote d’Azur within thirty years had to deal with an annoying extra bill.

Sold your house in South France? Do not forget to request the Plus Value back!

The Plus Value profit tax in France consists of part income tax (because you have accumulated extra capital) and part social security contributions. The latter part in particular has turned out to be debatable because you already pay social security contributions in the country where you live for the rest of the year. More information about the calculation can be found here. This double taxation has been the subject of legal proceedings against the French State for years. Eventually, the European Court was called in and it ruled that the  had to be amended.

Submit your application for partial Plus Value refund

The Plus Value profit tax has therefore been changed in your favor with effect from 1 January 2019. Did you sell your second home in the South of France in 2018? Then it is not too late. But the clock is ticking! You can reclaim no less than 15.2% of social security contributions from the French State.

Of course you have to fill in various awkward forms for this; French tax officials who have to pay back money to foreign homeowners would rather not make things easy for you.

French profit tax refund service solution 2018

Fortunately, we have a solution ready for you: in collaboration with a renowned legal office in the Netherlands, they can help you with a quick application for a refund of Plus Value to be submitted to the French tax authorities.

However, you have until December 31, 2020 to do this. The required forms are ready for you; Send an email today to stating ‘Plus Value return 2018’. The office will contact you within 48 hours. You can also use our general contact form.

Reclaim Plus Value for 2018? It is possible, but before December 31, 2020!

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Ab Kuijer

Experienced communicator and marketeer. Former radio, TV and advertising producer in Amsterdam. Author of ‘Think Small, Grow Big’ that explains why advertising is dead. Owner of an international marketing agency specialised in real estate. Lives in the South of France since 2006 for obvious reasons: sun, sea, wine and healthy food. Became on the Cote d'Azur the first Dutch President of the British Chamber of Commerce, later rebranded the Riviera Business Club. Happily married to Jojo. Ab reads and writes 2000 words per day about different topics.Living on the Côte d'Azur is the first real estate portal with a personal service. A daily fresh collection of more than 1400 high-value luxury properties and new construction projects along the French Riviera; from Menton to Saint Tropez. Clients recommend us for being responsive, professional, honest and accurate.With local multi-lingual teams, Living on the Côte d'Azur provides a 'Good old Dutch' Service for foreign buyers, helping them on the journey from a long-list selection towards visiting the short-list. We explain how French real estate law works, and guide the buyers through the impressive French paperwork and are finally present at the notary for the final deed.