FRANCE: Tax Freedom Day was July 23rd

Section: Members Highlights / Tax Facts / WTA Blog
10 October 2019 | Contribuables Associés / France

According to the calculations made by Contribuables Associés, the French taxpayers’ association, the ratio between public expenditure (State, local authorities, social security, European Union) and the wealth created in France (GDP) is 55.6% in 2019. That means public administration absorbs more than half of the wealth produced in France.

In 2019, the French will have worked for the state from 1 January to 22 July. It is only on July 23 only that they will finally be able to start working for themselves.
This symbolic date comes 8 days later this year than 10 years ago. Moreover, in 2019, France lagged behind the European average by 32 days.
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