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France to Reimburse Social Contributions

29/08/2016

In the summer budget of 2012 France introduced social contribution charges to non-residents.  This was immediately met with strong opposition.  However in October 2015 the French Tax Authority have now announced that it will refund these social contributions, but only to European residents.  
The decision to refund these charges has been made after the European Court of Justice ruling in the de Ruyter case, whereby they stated that persons should be subject to the legislation of a single member state only.  
France is still refusing to refund residents of third party countries who were also subject to these charges despite criticism that this favourable treatment of EU residents is contrary to EU law.
If you are concerned about being taxed twice for social contributions both in the country you are contracting in as well as your country of residence and would like to discuss this to see what solutions there are then please do not hesitate to contact us.
 



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