Seizure of your income

If your income is seized in the hands of your employer, you are entitled to keep the unseizable portion.

Depending on the number of your dependents, you can keep a basic amount. Your employer may then be required to withhold up to 30% of the remainder of your gross income.

However, up to 50% of the remainder may be withheld if your debt concerns:

  • the partition of your family patrimony;
  • a failure to make support payments;
  • the payment of a compensatory allowance.

Self-employed worker

If you are a self-employed worker and wish to protect your employment income, you must make an agreement with the bailiff to pay in instalments over a given period of time.

Exemptions for the calculation of the seizable portion of your income

The amount of the exemptions to which you are entitled is indicated in the Table of exemptions for calculating the seizeble porition of your income. The amount varies, depending on the number of your dependents and the frequency at which your income is paid.

Last update: February 23, 2023


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