Hello Rosalie, I'm Keith and happy to help you with your question.
I will try to answer your questions, but only can impart general detail on French Tax. Please remember that France has five times as many tax inspectors per head of population as the UK and that their tax is so complex that one is always advised to engage a local professional.
I will be around all day today and as I am answering from New York I have 5 hours in hand, that being the time difference!
I thought I was still in touch with TonyTax who answered my questions last week and sent a message asking me if I needed further information. I just had one further question to ask, but I think it makes no sense now to start again, especially as you can only answer general questions on French tax. I think that Tony Tax had more specific knowledge. But not to worry - I can manage without asking this further question. But I hope I won't be charged for this?!!
The additional question was: as we will now have to register with the main tax authorities for the rental income we receive I am concerned that the gardener and cleaner we pay in CASH will be in trouble if the authorities chase them up for not declaring it. Can you advise on whether it is likely that we or our cleaner etc. will be penalised or chased up for this?
If this is too speciic then please don't bother to answer but I would, if possible, like my deposit back?
OK, thanks. I think it unlikely that the gardener etc will want to give us a receipt!