I can't speak highly enough of the professional, friendly and fast
service that Laura provides.
uring my 5 years in France, she compiled
and submitted my tax return each year and dealt with any queries
on my behalf. Since returning to the UK 18 months ago, Laura has
continued to help me in dealing with residual issues that the French
tax authorities require.
If you need guiding through the French
tax system, look no further than Laura - you will not be disappointed.
Professor B D
I was put in touch with Laura on high recommendation. The service
and advice that she has provided more then justifies the high recommendation.
Her explanations are clear and concise
which instills confidence and trust.
I would not hesitate to recommend Laura
to anyone who needs help with any French documentation.
Thank you for being first class with
the services you offer.
D & C S
Laura Morley has been dealing with our
tax returns and helping us with the necessary administration for
the health system for the last 4 years.
She is a lady of great integrity, is
very good at her profession and we have been very pleased and satisfied
with everything Laura has dealt with for us.
D.C. & D.K. R
We have been clients of Laura for over
four years, we find Laura to be very professional in all things
that she does for us, very efficient in answering all our questions
and all problems dealt with quickly and should she have to wait
for answers she will keep us informed and up to date.
We would not hesitate to give her details to anyone needing her
services. and have done so.
Laura has been doing translation work
for us for over a year, both translating official documents and,
more commonly, making phone calls (realtors, merchants, utility
companies, etc.) on our behalf.
e have been delighted with her service
& professionalism and her rates are very reasonable.
Laura has offered us a professional
and friendly service with some of the more complicated administrative
processes, that are required to help us integrate into the French
way of life since moving here from the UK.
We would certainly recommend her expertise
to others facing similar issues when relocating to France!
F & Paul B
“I can't say enough about the
excellent work that Laura Morley, Your French Matters, has done
for both myself and my family.
Coming to France wearing our ‘rose
coloured spectacles’ with the prospect of a bright future
for us all could not have been further from the truth. Trying to
deal with not only the language barrier but all the paperwork that
goes with it was a nightmare and created an enormous stress on the
Laura was recommended to me by a friend
and after our initial meeting, relieved does not even come close
to how I felt. It didn’t take Laura long before the majority
of our finances were in place and three years on we could not be
more content with our life in France.
I still use the services of Your French
Matters and will continue to do so for the unforeseeable future.
I see Laura as the captain of our ship and I can recommend her wholeheartedly
to anyone who seeks help and advice with their financial and translation
difficulties here in France. ”
I was introduced to Laura at "Your
French Matters" several years ago and since that time I have
consulted with her on a number of occasions on financial and property
matters. She is always helpful and deals with my queries without
delay. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
We have found Laura to be invaluable
since moving to France
having built our home here and having
two children in France she has helped with every aspect of paperwork
and day to day life.
It has taken the stress out of running
our business and given us peace of mind.
I have had no hesitation in recommending
yourfrenchmatters in the past and will continue to do so.
We were initially acquainted with Ms
Laura Morley in Feb 2010 when she worked for a local enterprise
and Laura was their expat liaison specialist predominantly dealing
with British expatriates like ourselves who did not understand the
French system relating to businesses.
Laura helped us set up our business
and dealt with ail the legal requirements including the start up
documentation, registering the business, submitting our tax habitation
and tax foncieres and many other day to day requirements necessary
for running a business and house in rural France.
When Laura started her own business
in 2011 we naturally followed as we wished to continue with the
relationship and since then have been using her excellent services
up to the present day.
Laura has a no nonsense approach to
business advice and has provided us with an extremely professional
and friendly service and the personal touch that Laura gives us
has lifted the worries of ensuring we adhere to the legal requirements
of running a business in France as well as adapting and fulfilling
the French legal paperwork required in our day today living in France.
Laura is also equipped to meet each
individual's specific requirements as she's very approachable and
it is such a relief to be able to talk to someone who will take
the time to explain in plain English whatever difficult situations
we may encounter, which is a must for people like ourselves whose
spoken and written French is limited.
We have benefited both professionally
and financially from her guidance and would have been completely
loss without her help and she has guided us through the minefield
of French bureaucracy. She's honest, patient and offers real quality
of service and we would be very happy to highly recommend her to
anyone seeking professional advice whatever the circumstances may
Laura Morley as Tax Advisor
We have lived in France for nearly
For several years my husband and I
spent considerable time trying to make our financial affairs fit
the French tax system; we each have 12 work pension payments a year
and 13 state pensions, that is a total of 50 payments received,
each arriving at the current rate of exchange – i.e. different
At the same time we have many different
expenses, some of which are subject to tax rebates, if one knows
how to go about it! In trying to complete the tax forms, I found
that the jargon has so many words beyond my knowledge that I could
not be certain I was answering truthfully, although my level of
normal French is quite good.
Each time I went into the Hotel des
Impôts with our papers ready some complication arose. The
rules change each year; e.g. one year the State pension went into
the “free of tax” column, the next it did not. The clerks
tried to help us, but always ended up saying “This is too
complicated; come back at..” a time too close to the deadline
for my comfort!
Four years ago, we began to offer Chambres
d’Hotes. This added complications. There are two different
rates of tax on takings. I could not understand what made the difference.
Each Spring I spent an inordinate amount
of time trying to get to grips with the matter and, normally fit,
ended up with severe stomach ache each time I thought about it.
Two years ago we heard Laura talk at
an evening seminar in Saintes. It was too late to ask her to do
2010’s declaration, but we did so for 2011. The difference
We did all basic preparation and collated
information. We sent almost everything to her by email. Laura did
the rest. She explained what we had to do to obtain the preferential
tax rate on the Chambres d’Hôtes; she put together our
total declaration and submitted it. Nothing further was needed from
us until we received the official Tax Due statement in the summer.
We had to pay less tax than the previous
year when we had lost money by our lack of understanding. Laura’s
fee was covered. I did not suffer from chronic stomach ache!
We shall continue to use her as long as she continues to operate.
She is totally honest and understands the interactions of the British
and French tax systems.
We would highly recommend her services.
J & G W