No, France is not a tax heaven, whatever tax credits, “niches” and loopholes they may have, grow or invent for entrepreneurs and rich people to stay and create jobs, finance innovation and buy or export “made in France” goods. Not yet.
And some rich and famous with brains, not only quite good football and rather average tennis players, have realized that the French borders, not to mention the Berlin Wall(s), are over.
But no, not all the rich and have of France rush to, or stay in Britain, whatever “Tapis Rouge” here and there.
And things may change in France, thanks to climate change and heavy raining and snowing in Europe.
Change for the better with the support of the best tax-experts and consultants.
Things may improve thanks to computers.
As France goes for world’s best practices, benchmark(et)ing and state of the art tax techno and propaganda.
Things may improve step by step, after a few coffee cups in Paris-Bercy …
Things may really improve, if and when French tax ministers read English.
Lenine used to say “The Soviets are communism with electricity”. Nowadays France may be communism with a keyboard and coffee.
More about French attractiveness : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/attractivite-france-quid-ici-et-maintenant/
More about French taxes : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/06/11/cest-le-grand-jour-le-grand-soir-cetait-avant/
More about French politics : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com
By the way, don’t forget, tonite is the deadline for French internet tax form.