Concern 3. That the Double Taxation Convention between France/UK is reviewed so that it is no longer used to discriminate against the British ex-Government pensioner.
A petition was sent on
The final reply to this petition was negative. See Reply There is no further pursuance along this avenue. Even if the EU Commission cannot perceive that any EU regulation (i.e freedom of movement) is flouted, the fact remains that discrimination certainly occurs. Correspondence with HMRC on this is not dead.
The pensions of British ex-Government employees are
taxed in the
1. The French take this income into consideration when
calculating the tax on any income derived in
2. No tax rebates can be obtained on such tax from the French authorities.
This means that were you to need home helps; were you so minded to support French Charities; you can get no tax rebates on these expenditures.
3. If you have no income arising in
This constrains the expenditure of the Briton resident
The Double Taxation Convention is an archaic instrument which acts against the interests of the European (in this case the British) citizen.
The UK Government is bound to intervene in our interest – Article 26 of the same Convention-. This it fails to do.
Recent correspondence – click on the links below
This letter continues an analysis and argument in detailed reference to the Double Taxation Convention, why my stand is just.
5. Reply from Mr. R. Thomas to 4. He makes various points which display an ignorance of the interpretation of the law.
1. Chaser letter of June 21st. A courteous reply was received which supported my position on the payment of pensions. The very same is not supported by Mr. Thomas –see 5 above.
1. To the French Authorities – M. Comolet –Tirman - Paris February 09
No reply has as yet come from
[Write to Address 4. – find this on the ‘Addresses’ link via the main blog site - , as well as to any other address, on this subject.]
'The absurdity of the Government Pensions' - view the posting of 29th January
TAXING THE EX-GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE (Teachers, Fire, Police, Military, local authority staff etc.)
Try the spreadsheet for calculation of French tax vis-à-vis UK tax. This is an experimental effort. But it shows the effect of the inability to benefit from French tax rebates.
On the Main Blog site ………..
Mark Harper MP and Roger Gale MP have both been kept informed of all correspondence on this issue.
The following blunt email was
Tax Treaty Team,
Dear Mr. Thomas,
One statement suffices
to test and prove the correctness of my arguments. If
I were to renounce my British Citizenship and accept French Nationality, then... My Teacher's Pension is exportable for taxation to
The current Interpretation of the Double Taxation Convention is not in my interest. Will you act in the interests of the British Citizen?
Various 'postings' on the blog relate to this objective.
then exercise your political power. Write to your MP,
a Minister, the Chancellor, or the Bank of