Your net October pension is different to September’s

Many of you have contacted us after spotting a change to your net CRPN pension. To identify the origin of this, please first compare, in your personal account, the October pension notice (paid on 2 November) with that of the previous month.

There are several reasons that can explain a rise or fall in the net pension, such as loss of or entitlement to a supplement (age-related). At this time of the year, the explanation that concerns most pensioners is the change of the income tax withholding (PAS) rate.

As a reminder, if you live in mainland France or the overseas départements (excluding Saint Martin and Saint Barthélémy), your pension is subject to income tax withholding (PAS).

The tax administration (DGFIP) notifies the CRPN of the updated PAS rates every month, which are applied to pensions from the next month. You can track your PAS rate in your personal account. If you have any question or think your rate is wrong, you need to contact the tax administration directly. The CRPN does not have any powers to respond to you.

How can I find out about this rate?

The DGFIP is your sole point of contact for everything relating to income tax and the PAS rate. The CRPN has no powers to change the rate communicated by the tax administration.

Find out more from the tax administration:

For any questions about the PAS, you can have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) / France’s Income Tax Withholding System.