Meijburg & Co’s France Desk provides, in close collaboration with FIDAL and KPMG in France, tax advice to companies and individuals with cross-border interests, investments or activities. The professionals on this Country Desk have specific knowledge of and experience with this ‘frontier’, and are thus uniquely placed to efficiently and expertly assist you with tax matters.

The core activities of the Country Desk mainly consist of providing advice on: 

  • starting and structuring business activities in or from France
  • cross-border mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring
  • cross-border financing
  • real estate investment in or from France
  • types of legal forms and joint ventures and partnerships
  • intercompany services and the supply of goods (transfer pricing)
  • setting up a European head office or service center in the Netherlands
  • the amendment of legislation and case law in France and the implications of this for Dutch investors
  • secondment of staff to and from France
  • cross-border option and pension plans
  • emigration from and immigration to France
  • the provision and exchange of information between both countries

The provision of advice also covers Dutch and French corporate income tax, VAT, customs, payroll tax and personal income tax, social security, withholding taxes, inheritance tax and local French taxes. The close collaboration between the professionals of Meijburg & Co, on the one hand, and FIDAL and KPMG in France, on the other, ensures that the knowledge and expertise of these organizations is used to its best advantage and this contributes to the right choices being made in applying regulations of both countries. If necessary, tax advice can be coordinated to take account of non-tax fields, such as legal and administrative services.

At present, one of our staff members is on a long-term secondment to the FIDAL office in Paris. FIDAL is the law firm we often consult with regard to French tax law. This secondment means that we are able to provide the best possible service to clients in their dealings with France.