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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide France

General Overview

- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in French.
- Public Holidays: Total of 11 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Paris
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: €10.85 (2023).

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: Up to 45%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 20%, Corporate tax 25-31%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From Approx. 28% to 45%.
- Employee Charges: From Approx. 20% to 25%.

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term, Temporary.
- Trial Periods: Up to 4 months.
- Paid Holiday: 25 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Notice varies by tenure and contract, up to 3 months.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (Sécurité Sociale covers basic healthcare).
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Meal vouchers, company car, health insurance.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: EU Blue Card; takes up to 90 days, minimum salary requirement applies (varies annually).
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 3 to 4 months.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.