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13th month pay
in France.



PAYROLL TAX 29.50% – 31.30%


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Is there a 13th month pay in France?

Yes. Many companies in France pay their workers a bonus known as the ‘13th month’. This 13th month’s salary is intended to help French workers pay their taxes.

How is the 13th month pay calculated in France?

13th month pay is calculated based on either a single month salary, or four weeks salary, depending on how compensation and payroll are structured.

When is the 13th month salary paid in France?

Depending on the company, it can be paid annually, in December or January, or at intervals, with some being paid in June and the rest at the end of the year.

Does the 13th month salary amount to any extra payment by the employer?

In practice, no. One approach is to set compensation at an annual rate, and then divide that by 13 to arrive at monthly gross salary. That way, the 13th month bonus will not be an additional employment cost, and could be included in the employment contract as a part of annual stated compensation.

Is the 13th month salary taxable in France?

Yes. 13th month salary payments are included as part of your employee’s total gross salary and are taxed accordingly.

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Although the 13th month bonus isn’t mandatory or required by law, it is standard across many companies in France.

No. Some countries have a 13th and 14th month (for example Spain) but France isn’t one of them.

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