Macron bonus, fuel discount… here is the date on which you will receive all the aid!

Prime Macron

Initially called “Macron bonus” or Exceptional Purchasing Power Bonus (PEPA.), the government renamed it “value sharing bonus”. To support the purchasing power of the French. It was renewed by the law of August 16, 2022.

Promulgated on August 16 and published in the Official Journal on August 18, the purchasing power law includes, in addition to the Macron bonus, numerous financial aid measures to boost the purchasing power of the French. Explanations.

The Macron bonus

Call it what you want: Prime Macron, exceptional purchasing power bonus (PEPA), value sharing premium (PPV), or ex “covid premium. One thing is certain, she was renewed for 2022, 2023 and even 2024 (but with other terms).

Indeed, Emmanuel Macron had promised it during his presidential campaign: the Government proposed on July 7 to triple the ceiling of this premium under the purchasing power bill. After the National Assembly, the Senate validated its renewal on July 28. The text of the law was finally released on August 16, 2022.

The new Macron bonus is paid by companies to their employees on a voluntary basis, in order to take into account their economic health and not to force companies in difficulty to risk bankruptcy. Thus all employers have the possibility of give up to 1,000 euros net per employee (or even 2,000 euros in certain cases).

Voluntary companies then benefit from an exemption from tax charges and the premium is not taxable for employees. The Macron bonus goes to employees who earn up to 3,774 euros net per month, with tax exemption until the end of 2023 when it is paid to employees whose remuneration is less than 3 SMIC.

When ?


The new Macron bonus can be paid retroactively from July 1, 2022. It can be paid to all employees in one or more instalments, during the calendar year. The payment of this premium must must appear on one line, if possible specific because of the associated exemptions, the payslip of the month(s) of the payment.

Over the past three years, nearly 5 million French people per year, on average, have benefited from the payment of a Macron bonus, remind the governmentfor an average amount of 500 euros.

Contrary to what many people think, the amount of the Macron bonus for 2022 and 2023 has not been tripled. Those are the ceilings that have been tripled from 1,000 to 3,000 euros for all companies. And from 2,000 to 6,000 euros for companies with fewer than 50 employees who have signed a profit-sharing or profit-sharing agreement and in companies with more than 50 employees, already subject to profit-sharing, which have signed a profit-sharing agreement .

The limits and conditions of the value-sharing bonus

  • €3,000 in all companies, including those in the public sector when they employ employees under private law.
  • €6,000 in companies with less than 50 employees who have signed a profit-sharing or profit-sharing agreement and in companies with more than 50 employees, already subject to profit-sharing, which have signed a profit-sharing agreement.

The payment of the new Macron bonus according to willingness of the company.

She goes to employees with an employment contractto temporary workers made available to the user company, to public officials belonging to the public establishment or to disabled workers linked to a work assistance establishment or service by means of a work support and assistance contract.

After the Macron bonus, a 4% increase in pensions

The Macron bonus is not the only measure aimed at boosting the purchasing power of the French. The date of payment of the retirement pension, which the government has increased by 4%, will be September 9, 2022 for the August retreat. The lengthening of the parliamentary calendar delayed this payment by one month.

30 cent fuel discount

Until then it was a discount of 18 Euro cents. From September 1, place for the discount of 30 cents, promised by the government. Thus, it will be effective directly at the pump in all service stations in France. It will run until October 31. From the beginning of November, it will drop to 10 euro cents until 31 December. It is rumored that she should disappear at the end of the year. Which is not the case with the Macron bonus.

Abolition of the TV license fee

One less tax to pay for the year 2022! Indeed, within the framework of measures in favor of the purchasing power of French households, the government has opted for the abolition of the contribution to public broadcasting (CAP). This measure is within the framework of the Amending Finance Law n° 2022-1157 of August 16, 2022. Early September, 6.2 million households will receive a transfer of taxes thanks to the abolition of the TV license fee. Remember that this tax was with the housing tax. Thus, theThe French will therefore no longer have to pay this fee. It was 138 euros in mainland France and 88 euros in the overseas departments.

Inflation bonus in the amount of 100 euros, after the Macron bonus

In addition to the Macron bonus, to support the purchasing power of the French in the face of rising inflation, the government has decided to again grant an inflation bonus, an “exceptional back-to-school bonus”, of a amount of 100 euros. For each additional dependent child, the household will receive 50 euros. Thus, it will concern 10.8 million households the most modest in France. In particular, RSA recipients or APL and AAH beneficiaries. The payment date will be September 15, 2022.

Second payment of the back-to-school allowance

The first payment of the back-to-school allowance took place on August 16 last. This year, a second installment will be paid during the month of September. This bonus of 4% corresponds to the increase in social minima. So the amount will be between 15 and €16.50 depending on the family situation.

Unlocking employee savings

In addition to the Macron bonus, by December 31, 2022, an employee will be able to unlock their employee savings, tax-free. But be careful! The total amount that the employee wishes to release must not exceed €10,000.

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