All businesses in France are liable for business rates, although there are several temporary and permanent exemptions and reductions, including some for landlords.
Business start-ups in rural development areas of France can obtain complete exemption from income tax for 5 years.
Micro-entrepreneurs need to realise a minimum turnover each year to obtain entitlement to a French pension.
Landlords in France can take out an insurance policy against the non-payment of rent, but it does require due diligence is undertaken.
Business owners in France who adopt micro-entrepreneur tax status benefit from minimal statutory accounting obligations.
Elderly tenants in France have a particularly strong security of tenure, which has recently been reinforced by a bizarre ruling of the French Supreme Court.
A property destined for letting that has never actually been let can be granted exemption from the taxe foncière, a French court has ruled.
Is the use of the French language obligatory in business contracts in France?
The government have tightened the procedures on chambre d'hôte owners and landlords of gite accommodation for recovery of the tourist tax, the taxe de séjour.
A small business in France is liable for business rates, although in most cases only a modest amount is payable.
Many expatriates setting up a business in France are being told by their business registration centre they must attend a start-up training course when they may in fact be exempt.
The latest release of our guide to running a business in France as a 'micro-entrepreneur'.
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