Fundamentals of French Payroll

Frontier software
CPD Qualification Hours: 6

Overview of payroll processing in France
Cost: £425+VAT, $550, €500

10% off for GPA members
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Currently there is no deduction of income tax through the payroll but there are still many other compliance issues for employers. Collective bargaining agreements are very important in France and these will specify many of the rates of pay to be used. Employers are also liable for a range of payroll taxes and levies, making employer costs very high compared to other countries.

Having attended this course delegates will have confidence that they understand the fundamentals of payroll processing in France, are clear about employer obligations, know what they need to do on both a periodic and annual basis, can answer employee queries and check payslips.
Even if payrolls are outsourced it is still the employers responsibility to ensure all obligations are met and that tax and social security are correctly processed. This course not only gives you the information you need to be compliant but also ensures you know exactly what information should be given to a payroll provider and the various tasks they should be completing on your behalf.

* Glossary of terms and acronyms used in payroll
* A brief overview of France and its business culture
* Employment law (including collective bargaining agreements and union involvement, hiring process, types of employment contract, probationary period, working time and overtime, minimum salary and minimum wage, SMIC)
* Payroll administrative requirements (including registration of starters, leavers including mutual consent, layoffs and severance payments)
* Gross pay elements including base salary,
* Bonuses – seniority, assiduity, constraint, results and 13th month
* Social security (including CSG, CRDS, URSSSAF, POLE EMPLOI, ARRCO, AGRIRC)
* Payroll taxes, contributions and levies (including wage tax, apprenticeship, training and construction levies)
* How to process leave payments (including sick and IJSS, annual holiday entitlement, maternity and parental, etc.)
* Unemployment contributions – AGS, FNGS
* Family welfare tax – FNAL
* Business expenses and benefits in kind (including control and calculation, company cars)
* Profit sharing and share plans
* Statutory reporting requirements  (including DNS – monthly and annually, annual headcount,
* Understanding the French payslip
* Changes for PAYE from 2018

Delegates will also receive details of links to useful websites, and online access to resources on the GPA website.
There are limited spaces so please register early to avoid disappointment.

There is also the option to run this course in-house. For further information contact us on 0203 871 8870 or

Course Dates

11th January 2018 – London
29th March 2018 – London
31st May 2018 – London
27th September 2018 – London

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