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  1. Hello Do people in the UK that fill out a paper copy, just send it back normal post? Bit nervous about doing that... but if it's the norm!! I'm not doing an online version this year because It'll be easier sending back the paper one - nothing to declare.... therefore a pretty blank document! Thanks squidge
  2. We just kept our bank account open for a while after returning - it made things sush as paying the final tax bill SO much easier. It was easy to close the account 'remotely' when we didn't think we neede it anymore.
  3. Thanks for that! I'll stop worrying about the plus value! Does that casually translate as 'NO more french income' then? Anyone have any ideas on where to write it?! In the 'Vos revenus connus' blank area? I can't see where else I could write anything. Do you think I should send back 2047 as well - with no area filled in, just signed and dated? General question - do UK residents send the forms back across the water recorded/special delivery? I'll stop asking questions soon! thanks everso muchly squidge
  4. Hi all, For anyone in a similar situation, I sent an email to the french nonresidents dept, and received this back ... Si vous n'avez aucun revenu de source française à déclarer aux services fiscaux français, vous devez renvoyer le formulaire 2042 comprenant la mention "plus de revenus de source française". Au vu de cette déclaration, nous pourrons clôturer votre dossier fiscal. I've got some questions! 1) I don't understand what the email is saying with regards to what I must do on form 2042. We've been sent 2042 préremplie and 2047. What should I fill-in on the forms presuming you were resident in England for the whole of 2009 and had no residence in France either? 2) We had a second-home in France, which we sold and paid some sort of impot sur la plus-value on (although we've never had anything official about that). We received the proceeds from the house sale in mid-Jan 2009, but I've just looked and the attestation is dated 31st Dec 2008! When we signed the Compromis, we were still French resident, but by the time of the acte, we had sold our main residence in France and had returned to England. Does this need to go on any form? (If it does.... there's a bit of a tricky situation, which would involve a brand-new post! Sorry and Thanks! Squidge x
  5. Hi all It's been a while since I've been on here! We spent two lovely years in the Ariege, and then returned to England to live back in November 2008. We gave the tax people our new address in the UK so that we could send in our returns for the relevant part of 2008, when they were issued in 2009. This was all done and tax paid. I thought we would hear no more from them, but we've just received all the forms to fill in for 2009. My French is now incredibly rusty, and I don't really want to fill out the forms (and I'm not sure how I could anyway, as we were resident in the UK for the entire period.....). Is it usual for them to just keep on sending these forms out year after year?! Any advice? Thanks! Squidge
  6. thanks all! yup all sounds about right. it really bugs me that these 'living in france' books offer the wrong information. squidge x
  7. hi all really quick stupid question....... i filled out our first tax return earlier this year and declared on it my only income of uk savings interest. i also popped on the form that we are currently covered by an e106. a month ago or so, received the income tax bill back of zero, as savings interest income was obviously below the tax threshold. today received a contributions sociales bill for around 300 euros. is this right? in one of those french living books i have it says that those with a low income are exempt from social contribution payments......and being covered by an e106 still......... sorry if this is a silly question... thanks! squidge x
  8. hi we are in the process of selling our house here in france. we received a private (without immobilier) offer which, by email, we reluctantly accepted as it was lower than we were hoping for. we subsequently received a much better offer, prior to us signing the compromis with the original buyer, although by this time he had already signed. he is now threatening legal action on the basis that the email we sent to him agreeing to the price is legally binding. we are under the impression that the compromis de vente is the only legally binding document in this scenario and that both parties would have to have signed before the transaction is legally binding. could someone confirm this definitively? thanks everso a scared squidge x
  9. hi all need to cancel our subscription with free as we're moving back to the wateryworldofwales. what i was planning to do was to send the kit back on about the 10th sep (to allow la poste enough time!) as i know that if you get the kit sent back to them before the 20th of the month, they'll cancel the subscription at the end of that month. BUT on the website, there's two options to chose from when you click on the option to cancel the service: Je souhaite profiter de ma connexion jusqu'au dernier jour du mois de la reception de ce formulaire de résiliation Je souhaite que ma ligne soit décablée dès réception de ce formulaire de résiliation i can't figure out what the difference is between these! is the first one saying that they'll cancel it at the end of the month, and the second one saying they'll cancel it immediately? and when they talk about reception of this formulaire..... do they mean the instant reception they'll get online...... or when they receive something in the post? i'm really confused!!!! help! thanks squidge x
  10. hi all we're in the process of selling our house to friends. we're currently subscribed with free for broadband. if they decided that they wanted to continue the service, does anyone know if it's possible to just get the contract details switched over from us to them? seems silly for us to pay a deconnection fee and send the kit back, only for the new owners to have to request new kit and wait for the service to recommence...... ...although even if it is possible i'm wondering whether it may be more trouble than it's worth?! any ideas? thanks squidge x    
  11. don't worry everyone - we didn't actually accept it! i was just wondering what was in it for the buyer? surely for their own cgt issues in the future when they come to sell, a seemingly official low purchase price would work against them. nothing in it for the seller (other than a tiny bit off cgt), but surely that's not worth the hassle and stress of the naughtiness..... so why do people want to offer in that way..... and why do sellers accept it?  
  12. afternoon all we're currently trying to sell our principale and maison secondaire here before relocating back to england at the end of the year. this afternoon we had a private viewing on the second home. we were after about 75-80k for it. the chap threw in a quite low offer of 70k but then said 58k would be declared as the 'official price' going through the notaire and then he'd give us a cheque for 12k when we sign the compromis. obviously sounds rather on the illegal side..... but does mean that we would save a couple of thousand as we wouldn't have to pay cgt (we paid 60k for it last october). what's in it for him? is it that he would save a bit in notaires fees? any thoughts?! thanks! squidge x    
  13. it's the name of a book! you know - co-sleeping with your newborn baby rather than putting him in a cot at night...... benefits listed in article below: http://www.breastfeeding.com/reading_room/co_slepping.html we're going to give it a bash and see how it goes!
  14. i'm looking for bits and bobs too for first arrival due in august. have done alot of research into best bargains because we have no money!...... so far...... have had someone kindly bring over a moses basket (bought online from john lewis for £30) with them when they visited bought cloth nappies and other stuff such as muslin cloths, washable wipes... from an online uk shop - they delivered here free because the order cost was so high have bought a car seat from a french online shop (can't remember which one) reduced to 30 euros now i need to get...... a couple of bonnet/hat things (can't find them here other than in 'birth sets' along with stuff already got) and some sleepsuits. they seem much cheaper in uk online stores such as adams / m&s / next. may see if someone is happy to bring them out when visiting us bed barrier - we're going to try the three in a bed thing a couple more 'milking bras' a 'milking machine' haven't used them yet, but http://www.allobebe.fr seems quite a good site to add to that list of potential french ones to use. squidge x    
  15. can't be the glasses thing - mr squidge doesn't wear them so that can't be why they refused his application! i had my glasses 'in my hair' in mine but you can hardly tell they're there- but anyway, my face was nude as well! keep on thinking everyone!  
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