I would be very grateful to all the France-based traders to fill me in on the peculiarities of their tax system particularly pertaining to CG tax for futures traders and the status a home based futures trader has vis-a-vis the tax authorities.Is a home based trader a professional (thus taxed on his income) and would such person have to pay social security taxes? If I make between 15K -20K euros what would be my tax rate and my social security taxes? It seems there is an almost infinite number of taxes in France , what other taxes would such person have to pay? I am only interested in living in the South of France, I believe I can rent a flat for 500 euros on the coast which probably would be MUCH better than what I get in the UK . Ideal area would be somewhat cosmopolitan and with all modern conveniences (broadband and cable TV widely available, good shopping for computer stuff, books, clothes i.e. US- style mall conveniently located with Carrefour, FNAC, Gap etc. you get the picture) . You can PM me in French if you 'd like. Cheers!