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News on the French Front: Tax Law Changes for Corporations and Individuals

Volume 4 No 1    /    Read Article

By Alev Fanny Karaman and Astrid Champion

In France, the enactment of new tax law provisions requires a multi-faceted procedure involving many steps carried out by the government, two houses of parliament, specialized committees, a conference of both houses of parliament, and a review by the French Constitutional Court. Once the full procedure is completed, the new law may be effective retroactively. Many changes in tax law were made in 2016, including the adoption of employee withholding tax, changes to the free share regime, a reduction to the corporate tax rate, extension of exemptions to the corporate tax on the payment of dividends, and the parent-subsidiary regime. Fanny Karaman and Astrid Champion discuss these and other changes.   See more →