Three associations defending the rights of cross-border workers bring an action before the European CommissionMarch 2017
Income from household wealth (capital gains on property, real estate income, etc.) received in France is subject to social security deductions. However, the European Court of Justice confirmed in 2015 that people who are affiliated to the social security system of another country should not be taxed to fund the French social security system.
Having been contacted by thousands of French, German and Swiss taxpayers who had social security contributions deducted in 2016 from their income received in France, three independent associations decided to join forces to bring an action against France before the European Commission. The European Consumers Centre, the European Cross-Border Grouping and the Committee for the Defence of Cross-Border Workers in the Moselle accuse the French authorities of trying to get round the European Court of Justice's decision.