Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries | France

The need for taxation is asserted in article 13 of the 1789 Declaration of the rights of Man and of the Citizen: "For the maintenance of the public force, and for administrative expenses, a general tax is indispensable (...)" adding that "it must be equally redistributed among all citizens, in proportion to their ability to pay".

In France, the income tax is not automatically deduced from your salary each month. All sorts of incomes must be declared to the Taxation Department of the State Treasury (in May), even if not taxed. If you lived and received a salary in France in 2014, you are required to declare this income.

BEWARE: Failure to file a declaration may result in serious administrative difficulties!


Once your tax declaration has been processed (August/September), you will receive a letter from the tax office ("avis d'imposition") stating the amount to be paid.


BEWARE: If you don't declare your income, you might receive a notice ("mise en demeure") from the tax office ordering you to pay.


We recommend you to contact your Euraxess service centre for further information.



Information provided by EURAXESS France