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

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

Proclaimed on August 16 and published in the Official Journal on August 18, the purchasing power law includes, in addition to the Macron bonus, several 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), premium sharing amount (PPV), or ex “covid premium. One thing is for sure, he is renewed for 2022, 2023 and even 2024 (but in other conditions).

In fact, Emmanuel Macron promised it during his presidential campaign: the Government proposed on July 7 in the ceiling is triple of this premium under purchasing power bill. After the National Assembly, the Senate validated its change on July 28. The text of the law was finally published 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 force companies into difficulty to risk bankruptcy. Thus all employers have the possibility of grant up to 1,000 euros net per employee (or even 2,000 euros in some cases).

Voluntary companies then benefit from an exemption from tax payments 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 if it is paid to employees whose wages are below 3 SMIC.

When ?


Macron’s new bonus will be paid retroactively from July 1, 2022. It can be paid to all employees in one or more installments, during the calendar year. Payment of this premium is required must appear on one line, if possible specifically due to associated exceptions, the payslip for the month(s) of payment.

In the last three years, nearly 5 million French people per year, on average, benefit from paying the Macron bonus, remembers the government, for an average amount of 500 euros.

Contrary to what many people think, the amount of Macron’s bonus for 2022 and 2023 has not been tripled. That was it triplex ceilings from 1,000 to 3,000 euros for all companies. And from 2,000 to 6,000 euros for companies with less than 50 employees who have signed a profit sharing or profit sharing agreement and for companies with more than 50 employees, which has been subject to profit sharing, having signed a profit sharing agreement.

The limits and conditions of the value-sharing bonus

  • €3,000 to all companies, including those in the public sector if 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, subject to profit-sharing, who have signed a profit-sharing agreement.

The payment of the new Macron bonus is at will of the company.

she goes to employees who have an employment contracton temporary workers made available to the user’s company, to public officials belongs to a public establishment or to disabled workers linked to a work assistance establishment or service through 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 improving 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 extension of the parliamentary calendar delayed this payment by one month.

30 cents off fuel

As long as it is a discount of 18 Euro cents. From September 1, place for a 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 last until October 31. From the beginning of November, it will go down to 10 euro cents until December 31. It is rumored that he should disappear by the end of the year. Which is not the case with the Macron bonus.

Abolition of TV license fee

A small 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 chosen to eliminate the contribution to public broadcasting (CAP). This measure is within the framework of the Amending Finance Law n° 2022-1157 of August 16, 2022. In early September, 6.2 million households ACCEPT a tax transfer thanks for abolishing the TV license fee. Remember that this tax is in addition to the housing tax. So, theSo the French don’t have to pay this fee. It is 138 euros in mainland France and 88 euros in departments abroad.

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 decided to re-grant the inflation bonus, an “unique back-to-school bonus”, in a amount of 100 euros. For each additional dependent child, the household receives 50 euros. Thus, it is worrying 10.8 million households the most moderate in France. In particular, RSA recipients or APL and AAH beneficiaries. The payment date will be September 15, 2022.

Second payment of back-to-school allowance

The first payment of the back-to-school allowance took place in August 16 end. This year, the second installment will be paid during the month of September. This bonus of 4% corresponds to an increase in the social minimum. So the value 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 can open their employee savings, tax-free. But be careful! The total amount that the employee wants to release must not exceed €10,000.

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