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Moving to France in Retirement

Joined:Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:54 pm
Moving to France in Retirement

Postby Stuartgb100 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:13 pm


I'm looking to move permanently to France in Summer 2020, retiring one year early.
I already own a property over there.

My income will come principally from personal pensions and the sale of a house.

Plan is to consolidate the pensions into a single pot, and then transfer to a QROPS in Malta,
possibly then into a Luxembourg Assurance Vie. House sale funds ditto.

I believe this would be a tax-free exercise, currently, but that the transfer can only occur once I am
classed as resident in France for tax purposes.

I'm concerned that UK gov. might impose a tax on the transfer of personal pensions (and other assets) as a
post-Brexit measure, and catch me out.

Is there any way I can protect myself by transferring the pension funds well before I move ?


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