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Taxation office

Taxation office

4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C. – 20007

Tax Attaché
Pierre-Olivier POLLET

Deputy Tax Attaché
Julien BAR

Welcome to the North American tax attaché’s webpages

Our ambition: to provide you with answers to your questions pertaining to the tax treaties signed by France and the US, Canada and Mexico. But also provide you with general information on French taxation.

Under no circumstances can the taxation office intervene in solving a specific case.

Before sending us your letter/email/fax (the taxation office doesn’t accept walk-ins or questions by phone), please check that the information requested is not available on the webpages of the Embassy’s taxation office.

IRS warns about a scam: fake IRS Form W-8BEN used by criminals to obtain personal information.

The Internal Revenue Service warned of a new twist tied to an old scam aimed at international taxpayers and non-resident aliens. In this scam, criminals use a fake IRS Form W-8BEN to solicit detailed personal identification and bank account information from victims.

Here’s how the scam works. Criminals mail or fax a letter indicating that although individuals are exempt from withholding and reporting income tax, they need to authenticate their information by filling out a phony version of Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting. Recipients are requested to fax the information back.

More details HERE.

Survey for the Nonresident taxation office (Service des Impôts des Particuliers des Non-Résidents - SIPNR)

The French General Directorate of Public Finances wishes to improve its service offer for non-resident taxpayers in France.
They need your input to assist them in this process. If you live abroad or plan to do so, taking a few minutes to fill out this survey will allow them to better meet your expectations.

The survey is available in French only here

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