Changes to French Tax System Affecting U.S. Citizens

The French government announced that on January 1, 2019, it will move to a new income tax withholding system, known as Prélèvement à la Source.  United States citizens working in France may be impacted by this change.

  • You can learn more about the change to France’s income tax system here.
  • Additional information and frequently asked questions from the Internal Revenue Service are available here.

The Embassy does not have the authority or the expertise to give advice on either the French or United States tax systems. You may wish to consult a tax professional and the Internal Revenue Service if you are concerned that these changes may impact you.