French Real Tax planning
French and U.S. Income Tax Returns
French and U.S. Estate Planning

French Real Estate Transactions
International Compensation Planning

French Labor Law Issues
Creating a Business or Non-Profit
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Visas and Work Permits

Creating a Business or Non-Profit

  • We help determine the appropriate form (corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, etc.) best suited for your business needs. We help determine whether a sole proprietorship (self-employed, or "travailleur indépendant") activity is a suitable format for your French business.
  • In the business context, we identify corporate and personal tax problems and advise on tax planning strategies.
  • We assist you in determining what is the appropriate visa and work permit for you in order to operate your business. If you are not from a country within the European Union, special issues must be dealt with. U.S. citizens have rights under treaty to enter France in order to create a French business. Once the appropriate visa for you (and your family) is decided, we can help you to prepare the dossier for submission to the Ministry of Labor so that it will go through as quickly as possible.
  • Should you set up a liaison office (bureau de répresentation)? What are the pros and cons?
  • Should a U.S. corporation be set up as part of an overall structure?
  • Among the numerous other items we can help you to understand are TVA, personal social security obligations, other business taxes, engaging an outside accountant, joining a special organization (Société de Gestion Agréée) that offers a variety of benefits, including tax-savings.
  • Help in understanding French and U.S. tax filing obligations.

Non-Profit, or Not-For-Profit, Organizations.

  • We create and represent U.S. and French non-profit organizations, such as 1901 Associations (in France) and Section 501(c)(3) organizations in the U.S.
  • We create private foundations as well as public charities (as defined in the U.S. tax code).
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