The consequences of the Coronavirus are becoming tangible globally. In the specific case of France, the country, through the Bank of France, has revised its growth forecast to 0.1%, compared to the 0.2% initially set for this quarter. This figure also falls for the annual projections, which could be below 1%.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our economic activity and after the announcements of 12 March 2020 by the President of the French Republic, DGFiP is launching measures to support all companies that have difficulties such as result of the global epidemic we are currently living in.
These two measures focus, as Bruno Le Maire (Minister of Economy and Finance) and Muriel Pénud (Minister of Labour) explained, on the postponement of social contribution payments and a tax rebate.
For companies, it is possible to ask the corporate tax department to postpone, without penalty, the liquidation of their next direct tax dues (corporate tax, taxes sur les salaires).
If you have already paid your March deadlines, you may still have the option to object to your bank’s SEPA transfer online. Otherwise, they also have the option to request a tax refund once the payment is made.