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France’s Government Wants Deduction at Source

Dear Clients, 


The French Government has announced that it intends to work towards the

Introduction of a system to deduct income tax at source


France already employs deduction at source for social security contributions,

but similar scheme for income tax has never been properly addressed, in spite

of first the proposal being mooted as long as the 1960’s.


The matter has now been firmly out on the agenda, according to government

Spokesperson Stephane le Foll, who has said that work, will begin immediately,

The Government will introduce digital solutions to reduce the burden on companies

Of compliance, He confirmed that there is currently no intention to merge income

tax with social security


Le Foll stressed that action will betaken only after a full review of the reform’s impact

To ensure taxpayers do not face a higher burden.


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Kind Regards

Cardwell Advisory Desk



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