The Minister of Finance and his counterpart responsible for public finances declared themselves on Thursday in favor of an exceptional tax-exempt end-of-year premium. It would be paid by companies to their employees, he explained
Bruno Le Maire and Gérald Darmanin.
"A totally tax-free bonus, I'm in favor, because it helps support those who work," said Bruno Le Maire on France 2. "We will have the opportunity, I imagine under the Prime Minister's authority, see you in the next days as we can from next year tax these prizes ", confirmed Gerald Darmanin a few minutes later on Inter France.
A prize suggested by Xavier Bertrand
"If companies, and we encourage them to do so, can better redistribute the difference between capital and labor, I personally support it," he added. The two ministers reacted to a proposal presented the day before by the president of the Hauts-de-France region.
Xavier Bertrand suggested, on BFMTV, to create an "exceptional purchase power award", which would come in addition to the salary, in addition to the 13th month in which it exists. The former member of the Republican party later declared that he wants the bonus, "a few hundred euros", to be exempt from taxes and social charges. The details of the beneficiaries and the amount of this bonus have not yet been disclosed.