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France and Luxembourg extend remote work agreement



French cross-workers will be able to work from home until at least the end of March 2022, as Luxembourg and France work towards lowering the number of covid-19 infections.  Photo: Shutterstock

French cross-workers will be able to work from home until at least the end of March 2022, as Luxembourg and France work towards lowering the number of covid-19 infections.  Photo: Shutterstock

Like Germany and Belgium last week, it was France’s turn on 15 December to lift a cap on teleworking days for cross-border workers commuting to Luxembourg until the end of March 2022.

For the seventh time since the start of the pandemic, the agreement has seen its end date pushed back. Out of the 100,000 French cross-border workers, those whose jobs allow them will be able to work from their home address in France without incurring a risk of double taxation.

Until 31 March 2022, the days spent teleworking will not count towards the 29 legal days of remote working the country allows cross-border employees. If there is no further opposition, the deal will be extended until the end of June 2022, as it is the case for Belgium.

The measure is one of the initiatives taken to fight the pandemic and the rising number of covid-19 infections.

Retiring finance minister Pierre Gramegna (DP) in an official statement welcomed the decision, saying “it offers more legal certainty to employers and employees in both countries.”