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TAX OBLIGATION FOR FOREIGN EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE A SALARIED EMPLOYEE IN FRANCE

Starting in January 2019, with the entry into force of the “Withholding Income Tax”1 in France (also known as “Prélèvement à la source” or “PAS”), companies must collect tax at the source (as is the case in almost every country in the world), at the same time as social security contributions, by applying a tax rate communicated by the French tax authorities or the neutral tax rate.  all companies that pay salaries to an employee living in France must collect and pay the Withholding Tax whether they are a French or foreign company. This means that a foreign company which [...]

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THE IMPATRIATES TAX REGIME IN FRANCE

1. The Impatriate tax regime In order to make France more attractive, the government has put in place a favorable tax regime for “impatriates” codified under the article 155 B of the General Tax Code. This regime, created by the Law n°2008-776 dated of August 4th, 2008, provides income tax exemption benefiting the category of taxpayers knows as “impatriates” and can be applied to employees and to corporate officers who meet some specifics conditions and are recruited by a French based company. Two types of “impatriates” can benefit from this tax exemption. The “impatriate” recruited directly from abroad by a [...]

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US Expat Taxes in France

French Tax Reform

An interview with Eliane Rakotonoel | CEO & Senior Tax Expert The American way seems to be far reaching. In France, until end of December 2018, income from any given year was declared during the following year, and income tax was paid four months after the income tax return submission. As of January 1, 2019, the French government has introduced Withholding taxation - le Prélèvement à la source (PAS). It means that income earned from January of this year 2019 will be taxed at source, on a monthly basis. To avoid the payment of 2018 and 2019 income tax during [...]

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