MACRON BONUS 2022. The exceptional purchasing power bonus could rise to 6,000 euros net of tax this year. For who ? What conditions to touch it? All info.
[Mis à jour le 29 juin 2022 à 08h02] Established in 2019 after the crisis of yellow vests, the Macron bonus is renewed in 2022. This aid, also called the exceptional purchasing power bonus, is granted subject to income. Indeed, to be eligible, the salary of an employee must not be greater than 3x the amount of the minimum wage. As a reminder, it can benefit both employees and apprentices as well as temporary workers and public officials. On the employer’s side, the payment of this “PEPA” bonus is completely voluntary. There is no obligation for him, apart from respecting the ceilings set by the government.
And precisely, the amount of the Macron bonus will triple this year! This proposal made by the Head of State should be part of the bill purchasing power presented on July 6, 2022 in the Council of Ministers then submitted to Parliament in the process. The payment ceilings should therefore increase from 1,000 euros to 2,000 euros net of tax. And from 2,000 euros to 6,000 euros for companies that have signed aprofit-sharing last year, or those with less than 50 employees. In 2021, the average amount paid under the PEPA bonus was 506 euros, for 4 million French beneficiaries. This shows the large margin still available to employees before reaching the authorized payment ceiling.
The exceptional purchasing power bonus is exempt from income tax and from any social security contributions or contributions. But then, who is eligible for the Macron bonus? Employees earning less than 3 times the Smic (over the 12 months preceding the payment). This Macron bonus does not replace any element of remuneration. Already extended in 2021, the premium PEPA is renewed for the year 2022. Note that the employer is not obliged to pay the Macron bonus. If he wishes to pay it, he has the option of doing so atall of its employeesor only to employees whose remuneration is less than 3 times the Smic.
In 2022, the Macron bonus benefits both employees and apprentices, as well as temporary workers and public officials. The employer can completely modulate the amount of the payment of the PEPA bonus according to the beneficiary according to certain criteria such as the employee’s remuneration, the employee’s classification level, his working conditions during the Covid crisis, or still his working time over a year.
Since 2019, employees have been able to receive an exceptional bonus, exempt from taxes and social security contributions called the “Macron bonus”. This exceptional purchasing power bonus (is paid by any employer who wishes it to employees, under certain conditions. In particular if the employee in question does not exceed a certain income limit. This tax and social security exemption scheme aims to encourage employers to pay bonuses to their employees in order to enhance their purchasing power. It is not a state bonus, but a company bonus which remains optional and voluntary.
To be exempt from employee contributions, the Macron bonus cannot exceed the amount of €1,000. Companies that have a profit-sharing agreement can pay the Macron bonus up to €2,000. This amount, doubled, is also valid for companies with fewer than 50 employees, and second-line workers (if revaluation measures are taken). This bonus could now triple over the summer, with the announcement of the purchasing power bill scheduled for July 6, 2022. Then, the amount of this PEPA bonus could reach up to 6,000 euros without charges or taxes. for companies benefiting from a profit-sharing agreement.
The amount of the Macron bonus exempt from contributions is capped at €1,000. However, this amount may triple and reach €3,000 in the event of a majority obtained by the LREM group in the National Assembly following the legislative elections on June 12 and 19. A major campaign promise from the Head of State, it could come into force this year, at the start of the summer with the promulgation of the purchasing power bill by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.
This exceptional purchasing power premium could also go from €2,000 at €6,000 net of tax if the paying company has signed a profit-sharing agreement, has less than 50 employees and for second-line workers (if revaluation measures are taken).
The Macron bonus is paid within a period provided for by law. In this case, between the June 1, 2021 and the March 31, 2022. Whether you are a civil servant, an employee, or an industrialist, you have the possibility of benefiting from it. With the purchasing power bill, the reform of the Macron bonus should be announced in the summer of 2022. The loss of the absolute majority in the National Assembly by Emmanuel Macron and the presidential party has largely fragmented the political landscape. The presentation of the purchasing power bill scheduled for July 6 could coincide with the official announcement of the new payment date for the PEPA bonus. Attention, this new division of the Assembly, and the necessary alliances of the Head of State to pass his texts could further delay the implementation of this increase in the exceptional bonus of purchasing power.