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Moving to France : Vision or Mission that is the question?

Now moving or living in France can be a bit of a challenge! How do I know this you might ask? Well I when I moved here over 25 years ago, it was pretty complex and quite frankly things really haven’t changed that much. France is well known for good cheese & wine but surprisingly also well known for its difficult bureaucracy. So your vision may be to live in this beautiful country but you seriously need to be on a mission to Make it Happen! Read More

TAX TIME …. 2042 – 2042 C Pro – 2044 – 2047

2042, 2042C Pro, 2044, 2047—if you’re hearing all these numbers and you’re starting to get a bit stressed, it’s normal, it’s tax time and tax time in France means lots of different numbers on lots of different forms. Obviously there’s a huge amount of information, lots of documents that you can use……. but let’s demystify these a little for you so you can get along with your declaration.Read More

The journey of a book – The Pay It Forward Series

I would never have believed in a million years that I would be co-author of a book, let alone a book that would take me deep into my past to reveal a pivotal moment from my childhood. Yet it has happened and I am very proud to be part of the book. The journey wasn’t easy though …Read More

BREXIT – Creating your paperwork footprints in France

On the final run up to Brexit date on 29th March, one cannot help but being affected by the ongoing Brexit crisis and the impact it has had and is continuing to have on everyone’s lives. Since the vote in June 2016, the negotiations have been under way but just how do you prepare for Brexit if you are living in France?Read More

HEALTHCARE & SICKNESS BENEFITS : Auto Entrepreneur & Salaried

I help people deal with their health care paperwork pretty much every week. Why? Well, this is one of the processes that takes the longest and is one of the most important. Having difficulty knowing where to start? This is where we come in. As many of you may know, I’m very passionate about helping people with their seamless transition to France. Read More

Avis d’imposition – Income Tax

TAX – don’t we just love this word !
So we are in the summer season and all is great but in the back of everyone’s mind is ‘la rentrée’.. September and October are interesting months in France due the different taxes that need to be paid: income tax, taxe d’habitation, taxe fonciere etc. Read More

APE Codes, INSEE, SSI: Understanding Business Acronyms in France

If things like APE codes and SSI and the INSEE are words which are confusing, or that really you’re just not quite sure what they’re about, then this is the place to be. I really want to take a little look at some of the different jargon we can get when we have a business in France.Read More

No plan…..No business


For those of you that know me, I have been living and working in France for many years and know that I am passionate about helping people, whether

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Health Care in France & Carte Vitale

Getting your ‘green card’ in France
Is it really that VITALE?
One of the key questions when moving or living in France is your health care rights.  The French healthcare system is actually quite

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