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Business in France - Page 5
The 'Racket Social des Indépendants'
Small business owners affiliated to the Régime Social des Indépendants (RSI) pay a substantial part of their earnings in social security contributions.
03 Apr 2015
Sickness Benefits Reduced for Auto-Entrepreneurs
Entitlement to sickness has been removed to auto-entrepreneurs who earn below a minimum threshold.
03 Mar 2015
Small Business Owners Lose Accounting Tax Relief
Certain tax advantages granted to small business owners who use an accredited accounting centre are to be abolished.
03 Feb 2015
Auto-Entrepreneur Changes for 2015
The level of the social security contributions payable by auto-entrepreneurs has been reduced for 2015, although the exemption from business rates comes to an end.
07 Jan 2015
Small Business Earnings in France 2013
The average earnings of a small business in France in 2013 was an impressive €41,000, but it is a figure that is inflated by the most successful professions.
04 Dec 2014
Taxation Options for French Rental Properties
Landlords of French property who incur major building costs need to give careful consideration as to the basis on which they are taxed on their rental income.
04 Nov 2014
Cotisation Increase for Auto-Entrepreneurs
The exemption of auto-entrepreneurs from the payment of a tax towards the local chambers of commerce will cease from January 2015.
07 Oct 2014
Tax Allowance for Rural Gîte Owners
The French government have conceded that affiliation to the Gîtes de France should no longer be a prior condition of entitlement to a higher tax allowance.
07 Oct 2014
Running Multiple Businesses in France
What is the legal and fiscal base for simultaneously running more than one business in France?
05 Aug 2014
Planning Controls on Furnished Holiday Lettings
Second home owners in large towns and cities of France are required to obtain the consent of their local council to use of the property for furnished holiday lettings.
02 Jul 2014
Status of Spouse in a Family Business
A spouse who works regularly in a family business is required to choose a legal business status, but with three to choose from, which one to adopt?
03 Jun 2014
Tougher Controls on Landlords in France
A new law has introduced a range of new controls on landlords that apply, in one measure or another, to both unfurnished and furnished lettings.
06 May 2014
Tax Returns for Auto-Entrepreneurs
How do auto-entrepreneurs need to complete their French tax return?
06 May 2014
Pension Rights of Auto-Entrepreneurs 2014
The minimum turnover required for auto-entrepreneurs to obtain pension rights has been revised downwards for 2014 onwards.
08 Apr 2014
Taxation of Chambre d'Hote Owners
The government have issued a new circular in an attempt to clarify the legal and fiscal status of chambres d’hôtes activities.
11 Mar 2014
Tougher Rules for Micro-Entrepreneurs
Certain auto-entrepreneur contribution rates have increased for 2014, and the exemption from business rates has been abolished.
05 Feb 2014
What are the Artisan Professions in France?
In order to understand the fiscal and other regulatory framework relating to your business activity, you need to know the sector into which it falls.
07 Jan 2014
Towards a Fusion of Microentrepreneur Regimes
The French government is inching towards a rationalisation of existing business structures, notably by fusion of the micro-entreprise and auto-entrepreneur tax regimes.
05 Dec 2013
Sickness Benefit for Business Owners in France
Business owners in France have an entitlement to sickness benefit, but it is neither generous nor universal.
05 Nov 2013
Small Business Rates in France for 2014
The government is proposing to introduce new small business rates bands, and to abolish the exemption for auto-entrepreneurs.
08 Oct 2013