French Finance Bill for 2023


France implemented in 2019 a wage tax withholding system applicable to all French tax resident employees, employed either by French or foreign companies.

Such wage tax withholding system includes a monthly declaration through a special process for employees who are not affiliated to the French social security system, called the PASRAU. This mechanism involves a rather complicated identification procedure with the French tax authorities for foreign companies with no establishment in France and a complex monthly reporting obligation.
With a view to simplifying formalities for foreign employers, the French Finance Bill for 2023 replaced the wage tax withholding system for certain foreign employers.

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