Pension Rights of Auto-Entrepreneurs 2013
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The level of the minimum turnover required for auto-entrepreneurs to obtain pension rights has been revised for 2013.
If you run a business as an auto-entrepreneur you will pay a fixed percentage of your turnover in social security contributions.
The actual percentage contribution varies by type of business, as we set out in a recent article.
The size of pension rights earned each year will depend on the turnover of the business, and a minimum turnover is required to earn such rights.
The minimum turnover per qtr/year differs by type of business occupation.
For those in sales it is €6,501; those in a service activity, €3,772; for professionals it is €2,858.
However, this figure is arrived at after deduction of the standard cost allowance for each type of activity - either 71%, 50%, or 34%.
These cost allowances as those that apply for the 'regime de base' for a micro-entreprise.
The following table shows the turnover needed to obtain one to four quarters' pension rights in 2013.
|Pension Turnover Thresholds|
|Type of business||Cost Allowance||One Qtr||Two Qtrs||Three Qtrs||Four Qtrs|
|Services (BIC)||50 %||€3,772||€7,544||€11,316||€15,008|
|Professional (BNC)||34 %||€2,858||€5,715||€8,573||€11,431|
The amount of pension you will actually receive will depend on the number of quarters' you earn, although there are minor variations by type of scheme.