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Country: France
Region: Europe
Currency: Euro (EUR) (€)
Languages: French
Time Zone: UTC +1

Phone Code: +33

Communications: Very Good

Formation Cost: 3900 - 5100 USD$
Formation Time: 7-21 days
Maintenance cost: 2700 - 3300 USD$

Executive Summary: France is the world’s fifth largest economy and the second largest in the eurozone. As is to be expected from an advanced Western economy, transport and telecommunications are of an excellent standard, with major cities connected by a network of high speed rail lines and broadband coverage widespread. France also has a well-educated workforce. However, the business environment suffers from high rates of tax and an onerous regulatory framework, and generally speaking, France is not an attractive location for individuals or companies seeking to limit taxation. The Government is currently attempting to address concerns over France’s competitiveness and recently put in place a system of tax credits to encourage corporate investment. However, under President Francois Hollande’s Government, elected in 2012, the tax burden is rising.

Suitable for: Insurance, Fund Management, Shipping, Aviation, Yachting, Trading Goods, Intellectual Property/Licensing, E-commerce, E-gaming, Property Ownership
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Vehicle Types: Limited liability companies, joint stock companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, sole proprietorships and branches

Capital primary business districts: Paris

Good Relationships: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Bad Relationships: Burma, Egypt, Iran, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria

Tax Burden - Business: Moderate

Tax Burden - Individual: Heavy

Headline tax rates: CIT 33.33%, PIT 5.5%-45%, VAT 20%

Treaty Jurisdictions: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, Republic of, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

TIEA Jurisdictions: Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu

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