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Marco Castelli


Now that French employers pay the tax on behalf of the employee (PAYE), how do i obtain a French Tax Number? Will my employer provide one or do i need to apply?

by Marco Castelli on 14 Feb 2018
Eliane Rakotonoel

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Dear Marco,
the French employers don't withhold income tax amount (not quite the same thing as paying on behalf). Not yet anyway, it has been postponed to 2019.

French Tax Number will still be obtained after the first tax return is filed in France. Indeed the start of the wihtholding income tax by the employer won't stop the obligation to file on line.
And you don't apply for a tax number, you wait until you file once.

by Eliane Rakotonoel on 19 Feb 2018

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