EXPATRIATE TAX, MAINTAINED AT 20% FOR THE LOWEST INCOMES
The National Assembly has adopted, Friday, December 14. An amendment that aims to limit the impact of the increase in income tax for French people living outside France. For the opposition, the new tax system remains unfavorable to French citizens living abroad.
New twist in the Finance Bill 2019. The LREM deputies of the French abroad have proposed and passed a cap on the increase of the Income Tax. Lncome of less than €27,700 from French sources will remain subject to the 20% levy.
Last October, the Government announced " a series of measures to overhaul the taxation of French citizens abroad ". With the objective of " simplify and make fairer the tax for expatriates ". The National Assembly had therefore adopted, on the proposal of the government. A non-liberal withholding tax calculated by applying the rate grid. By default used for the withholding tax on the income of residents. In doing so, the minimum tax rate applicable to the French source income of French nationals living abroad was raised from 20% to 30%.
In parallel, the CSG-CRDS was abolished only for non-residents established within the European Union. A "double penalty" for our compatriots established outside Europe who had to not only continue to pay the CSG of 17% on their property income. But also saw their income tax increase by 50% without any compensation.