So it’s the start of the French tax season, Taxe foncière is due now and Taxe d’habitation very soon. So I am once against faced with the problem of moving money from my UK bank account into my french bank account. This usually involves a trip to the bank because no UK banks seem to have managed to implement international funds transfers in their online banking systems.
This week I opened a moneybookers.com account and managed to transfer cash into my french account a)quickly, b)cheaply and c)online!!
Much cheaper that the £17-£25 that HSBC/Santader(Abbey) have charged in the past and online.
I tried to move money to France using Paypal, I created a seperate French Paypal account and moved money from my UK Paypal account to the french account, but unfortunately Paypal held on to the money for 6 months! They did eventually move the money into my French bank account, but they have now blocked my French Paypal account.
When you have transferred your money to your french bank account you can pay your tax foncieres and tax d’habitation online at http://www.impots.gouv.fr