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Guide to France’s inpatriates regime

Bienvenue: France’s inpatriates regime

Key points

  • The inpatriates regime is designed to help attract foreign employees by providing significant tax exemptions for up to eight years.
  • It is available to non-residents relocating to France to take up duties in a French company.
  • It was recently judged that the regime is available to those who are actively seeking employment in France.
  • It is essential to establish the benchmark remuneration in order to claim an exempt inpatration premium.

Article 23 of the law n° 2003-1312 of 30 December 2003 introduced the inpatriates regime in French legislation.

The regime was then modified by article 121 of the law n° 2008-776 of 4 August 2008.

The inpatriates regime is a favourable tax scheme designed to help attract foreign employees and corporate executives to France by providing partial income tax exemption on employment income and investment income and capital gains.


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