French taxes?
Thread poster: xxxjenbikkal

xxxjenbikkal

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Nov 16, 2011

Hello all-

I recently worked as an interpreter, in the US, for someone based out of France. They will be wiring over the money to my bank account.

Do I need to file French taxes on this?

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks so much,
-Jen


 

DanieleH  Identity Verified
Canada
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Where were you located when you did the job? Nov 16, 2011

Are you a US citizen or resident taxable in the US? Were you in the US when you perform the job? Ys . So why would be subjectto French taxes ? Frequent confusion between where the money comes from (your client who can be located anywhere) and the source of your income which where YOU are physically located when you are doing the job.

 

XXXphxxx  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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No Nov 16, 2011

If you were living in the U.S. at the time you should pay the tax in the U.S. You would only file a French tax return if you were domiciled in France (i.e. living in France for more than 180 days a year). As already mentioned, what matters is where you are based not where your clients are.

 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
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No Nov 16, 2011

DanieleH wrote:
Were you in the US when you perform the job?


I'm not sure that even this is important, is it? I'm based in France, but if I take my laptop to the US and do some work there (even for an American client), I still send my invoice quoting French tax references etc, from my French company's registered address (a.k.a. home).

It's only if I relocate to the US that things change.

Sheila


 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:22
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NO Nov 16, 2011

No, you don't need to file a tax report in France.

 

xxxjenbikkal

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Based in the US Nov 16, 2011

I was working in the US, I am a US citizen.

Thanks to everyone for your answers!


 


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