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Francois Hollande, that champagne socialist president of France brought in social charges on all capital income, even for non residents on income from 2013 onwards.
This has now been deemed by the European Court of Justice as illegal as social charges should not be charged to people who do not live in the country.
If you have paid this, you are entitled to a refund. Sneakily, this charge would have appeared on your tax bill and not a separate social charges bill...
You will not be informed so you will have to chase this up yourself.
Here is a link to a very good article ( in English) telling you what to do to reclaim your social charges
Click here for a read of the article
You can buy me a pint of guinness when you see me next!!!