Taxation in France

Memorandum concerning the annual internal taxation certificate and the declaration of income for 2010

You are reminded that the Organization levies an internal tax on the financial and family benefits it pays to the members of the personnel (see Chapter V, Section 2 of the Staff Rules and Regulations) and that the members of the personnel are exempt from external taxation on salaries and emoluments paid by CERN.

I - Annual internal taxation certificate for 2010

The annual certificate of internal taxation for 2010, issued by the Finance and Procurement Department, has been available since 1st March 2011. It is intended exclusively for the tax authorities.

  1. If you are currently a member of the CERN personnel you will receive an e-mail containing a link to your annual certificate, which you can print out if necessary.
  2. If you are no longer a member of the CERN personnel or are unable to access your annual certificate as indicated above, you will find information explaining how to obtain one at the following link:
    In case of difficulty in obtaining your annual certificate, send an e-mail explaining the problem to

II - 2010 income tax declaration form in France

The 2010 income tax declaration form must be completed in accordance with the instructions available at the following address:


This information does not concern CERN pensioners, as they are no longer members of the CERN personnel and are therefore subject to the standard national legal provisions relating to taxation.

Contact: 73903


by HR Department