Tax "traitors" widen divisions in belt-tightening France
The Observer, 21/09/2012, par Peter Beaumont
Avocat cité : Arnaud Jamin, Avocat associé, département Droit fiscal
Most French citizens believe that the rich elite should pay more in tax, but not so much that it will drive them to flee abroad.
It is not only wealthy expats who have been spooked, according to Arnaud Jamin, a French tax lawyer for the company Fidal, who has his office in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
"There has been a lot of concern," he says of his French clients, adding that it was not only the new proposed tax. "In practice there are very few people in France who would pay the new tax. Maybe between 1,000 and 2,000. And some of those will benefit from loopholes. But it is the impression that it gives to those