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Breaking down French Payroll
We break down and simplify complex issues surrounding French payroll, with useful articles and videos on topics including the French payslip, employer contributions, incentives and more. Learn what you need to manage your employees in France effectively and stay compliant in the process.
Hiring in France
French-specific laws and cultural differences: hiring in France comes with many challenges. Our video about hiring in France highlights the 5 essential steps.
Employer Contributions in France
French employer contributions and payroll taxes can vary between 3 % and 46 %. Learn more about it and get a free cost estimation for your unique case.
The complexity of French payroll is particularly apparent when looking at the French payslip.
We break it down – from gross to net.
Incentives like Meal Vouchers
Incentives will not only enhance the compensation package. Some benefits like French meal vouchers can also help to optimize contributions.
French Payroll News & Industry Insights
The legislation related to French payroll is constantly changing based on the political and social environment. Collective bargaining agreement coverage is extremely high in France, with hundreds of CBAs. Maintaining compliance is key.
Learn more about collective bargaining agreements, and stay up-to-date.
From February 2023 the salary loss related to a therapeutic part-time can be declared via the DSN
The CBA for real estate agents and property managers provides for 3 mandatory bonus payments: a seniority bonus, a 13th month salary and a job anniversary bonus
The French payslip is a complex document that constantly evolves. As of 1 July 2023 some information will be added, some will be deleted, and some will be restructured.
An insight into the mandatory 13th month salary based on the CBA notaries:
entitled employees, calculation of the 13th month pay, due date
Mandatory bonus of 2 % to 20 % for certain staff with two years of service
Non-executive employees with a certain seniority are entitled to bonus payments
New state aid available for companies hiring an apprentice or trainee in 2023 – up to € 6000 for the first year
URSSAF re-confirmed that provision of company bicycles for private use is not to be considered a taxable benefit in kind.
Preferential scheme renewed until 31/12/2024 – a 50% abatement up to € 1800 per year