A corporation that wishes to benefit from the refundable tax credit (RTC) program for IFCs must first obtain a qualification certificate from the Minister of Finance and the Economy for the IFC it operates and for the eligible employees who work there.
Download and complete the French official form: Demande de certification à titre de centre financier international
In addition, download and complete the French official summary sheet relating to each international financial transaction that the IFC intends to carry out and for which the certification application is filed: Document Annexe 1: Fiches synthèse - Certification
To help you, English courtesy versions of the forms are available
Download and complete, for each employee, the French official form: Demande de certification à l’égard d’un employé local
To help you, an English courtesy version of the form is available: Application for local employee qualification certificate
Download and complete the French official form: Demande de certification à l’égard d’un spécialiste étranger
To help you, an English courtesy version of the form is available: Application for foreign specialist qualification certificate
In general, the certification application must be sent within the calendar year when the employee commences employment with the IFC.