Take home pay


Can anyone tell me roughly what deductions to expect when your salary is paid as an employee in France? If the gross daily rate is 100 euros, how much tax and social security contributions should I expect to pay? I believe social security is deducted at source but tax is paid at the end of the year, roughly what are the percentage rates for each?


Hi Mary, I looked at my pay stub and I loose about 40% in Social Charges. Then you are responsible for paying tax based on the net. Tax tables are easy to find via Google. Rates vary quite substantially based on household and income.

Hi Mary,

Very roughly you will lose about a third of the gross salary in social security contributions deducted at source. Tax is paid at the end of each year but is variable depending on your family status, it ranges from nothing (very common if you are married with children) to up to 75%!