• Alert / Newsletter
  • Employment law
  • The 12 October 2022

Early release of employee savings: A reminder for employers


The law on exceptional measures to protect purchasing power of 16 August 2022 introduces an exceptional early release of employee savings for the year 2022.

Employees can apply for the early release of €10,000 exempt from social security contributions and income tax.

  • Please note that companies have 2 months from the promulgation of the law to inform employees of this possibility of early release of employee savings, i.e. until 16 October 2022.
  • Applications for the early release of employee savings may be made by employees until 31 December 2022.
  • The sums eligible for unlocking are the sums resulting from profit-sharing and/or participation allocated in particular to a PEE, a PEI or a current account and this, before 1 January 2022.
  • Employees must undertake to use the sum to finance the purchase of a good or the provision of a service. They will have to keep the receipts in case of an audit by the tax authorities.
  • The sum can only be released on one occasion and up to an overall limit of €10,000. The amount released is exempt from income tax and social security contributions.



Christine Hillig-Poudevigne

Attorney, Partner
Christine Hillig-Poudevigne

Lucas Aubry

Attorney, Counsel
Lucas Aubry

Marion Peringuey

Attorney, Associate
Marion Peringuey