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A protester throws a container during clashes with police  in Paris on Thursday. Photograph:  Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

A far-left union bid to turn a protest on Thursday over a shakeup of the state railways into a bigger show of resistance to President Emmanuel Macron(...)

Capital losses as a rule are offset against any capital gains arising in the same year. If that is not sufficient to offset them fully, they are set against any gains in future years

I am contemplating writing a will. I make tax returns yearly, and I am carrying forward capital losses from the sale of a house. I own some shares in (...)

Striking rail workers protest in Paris on Tuesday over French president Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the state-run rail company, SNCF. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

French rail workers launched a series of nationwide strikes on Tuesday, threatening months of transport disruption in the sternest challenge yet to Pr(...)

People demonstrate to protest against French government’s string of reforms, on Thursday. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people marched in protest at President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms in cities across France on Thursday. Some schools remained close(...)

As the sale of a principal private residence is not liable for tax under capital gains, the corollary is that you cannot use it to accumulate a loss that could be set against other gains.

If I sell my principal private residence this year (bought 12 years ago) and I make a loss (circa €30,000), am I entitled to offset this loss against (...)

We have been gifted a garden site valued under €310,000 and under one acre by my fiancée’s parents to build a house for us. Photograph: iStock

My fiancee and I live in the United Kingdom. We have been gifted a garden site valued under €310,000, and under one acre by my fiancee’s parents to bu(...)

Value for money? Since 2009, bitcoin has soared from just about $3 to a high of some $19,800 in mid-December. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Despite plummeting cryptocurrency values, the craze for all things bitcoin, it seems, shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. “It’s like a cle(...)

As the Group A CAT threshold is currently €310,000, does a tax liability only arise on the excess amount of €50,000?

I am in my mid-30s and I currently live in a property that was purchased and renovated by my father back in the 1980s. My parents still live in the f(...)

Question: We have built a new home. We would love to keep our current house (which we have lived in for 25 years ): a) as part of our pension plan; (...)

Listen to the Revenue people tell you – they’re the experts. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

I came across an article you wrote back in 2016 since I am in the same situation as the guy who submitted the question. Just to double-check I also we(...)

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