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Tax credits in France

By Katriona Murray-Platon
This article is published on: 9th January 2023

Happy New Year! I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous year in 2023! I hope you all had a nice Christmas. We made it to Disneyland in spite of the train strikes in France and then onto the UK for our first British Christmas since 2018! It was good festive fun!

As from 15th January 2023, the tax office will pay you a 60% advance on some tax credits and tax reductions. These include the tax credits/reductions for charitable donations, home help costs and childcare costs. This will be 60% of the amount declared in 2022.

In my last Ezine, I mentioned the fuel allowance. Now, since 22 December 2022, there is an allowance of between 50 and 200 euros for those using logs or pellets to heat their homes. This is for people with less than 2260 euros income per month for a single person or 4750 euros for a couple with 2 children. You will need to request this payment by going to this website

tax credits in France

Since 1st January, receipts and bank card receipts will only be printed if you specifically request them. Also, from 1st January, companies (Entreprises individuels and SCIs) can do their own formalities online on

No need to throw out your equipment when it breaks down. From 15 December 2022, it is even cheaper to repair your household appliances. There is a now a government allowance of between 10 and 45 euros off the price of repair depending on the type of appliance which works out to be around 20% of the repair costs. This only applies to appliances that are no longer covered by their warranty. For more details and to find an approved repair company go to:

Finally, in Spectrum news, from 16th to 20th January I shall be joining my colleagues for our annual conferences at the Gleneagles hotel in Scotland. As you know my name is Scottish and my father and his family are from Scotland, so I am very much looking forwards to going there and celebrating Spectrum’s 20th anniversary!

After five full years in the business I am beginning to get a sense of how variable each year can be. We have had three very strange years from covid and lockdown, to coming out of lockdown and getting vaccinations and then last year the war in Ukraine and inflation. Some analysts suggest that inflation may subside in 2023 but stop short of actually predicting this. Nobody has a crystal ball but I know what I do have that’s important which is my family, my friends and my clients. I’ve got you and you’ve got me, so whatever 2023 holds, I know that we can see it through together!

All the best for 2023.

Article by Katriona Murray-Platon

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