France: Overview of tax relief, other relief measures (COVID-19)

France: Overview of tax relief, other relief measures

The French government has provided tax relief and other relief measures for businesses and their employees in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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KPMG Avocats has prepared a report that summarizes the COVID-19-related relief measures provided as of 7 April 2020, including:

  • Tax postponements or rebates, including postponed deadlines for filing tax returns and for expedited refunds of tax credits
  • 2020 distributions, commitment to responsibility required from large groups
  • Relief related to on-going tax audits and procedures
  • Postponement of deadlines for payment of social security contributions
  • Emergency measures relating to paid leave, working hours, and rest days
  • Customs measures
  • Measures relating to the courts
  • Measures concerning corporate general assembly meetings, boards of directors and supervisory boards
  • Measures relating to the closing and approval of accounts

Read an April 2020 report [PDF 407 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in France

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