Johnny Depp Loves France, Just Not Enough To Pay Taxes There, Despite Investment
Douce France, a land loved by so many: Investing in France
Johnny Depp, whose partner is French, has invested in the South of France. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have rented a wine estate for three years in the countryside inland of St Tropez, where Giorgio Armani also owns a house. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is the primary region in which purchases by non-residents are concentrated, followed by Languedoc-Roussillon and Paris.
… and then there’s investment, I guess. It doesn’t appear to me as though these stars are as “invested” in France, as one might think. They love to help sell socialism … as long as they don’t have to pay for it.
He tells Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, “…France wanted a piece of me. They wanted me to become a permanent resident. Permanent residency status – which changes everything. They just want… Dough. Money… ” Depp goes on to explain that if he spends more than 183 days a year in France he will have to pay income tax in both Europe and America, adding, “So you essentially work for free.”