There are several different tax regimes you can adopt to run a business in France, but which one to choose to minimise social charges?
01 Jun 2011
Very few of you who are registered as auto-entrepreneurs should be paying business rates in 2011, despite demands having been sent out to many.
05 May 2011
Plans for shale gas and oil exploration in France look like being buried.
15 Apr 2011
To the existing plethora of business statutes is now added another one, the Entrepreneur individuel à responsabilité limitée (EIRL).
01 Mar 2011
The rules on the business registration of chambres d’hôtes have been tightened, but it still leaves unanswered questions.
15 Feb 2011
How much does a French farmer earn? Well, it all depends, but for many over the past decade real incomes have declined.
01 Feb 2011
A number of changes to the auto-entrepreneur and micro-entreprise business tax regimes have been introduced for 2011.
18 Jan 2011
There are various tax options available to landlords of furnished lettings, says Virginie Deflassieux of PKF (Guernsey) Limited.
01 Dec 2010
Different business structures have different implications for the level of your French social security contributions.
16 Nov 2010
Auto-entrepreneurs pay a single lump sum ‘national insurance’ charge, calculated as a percentage of their turnover.
01 Sep 2010
You have until 1st July to declare your gîte or chambre d’hôte to your local mairie.
01 Jul 2010
The RSI social security insurance fund for the self-employed is accused of being in a ‘state of paralysis’ by the French Ombudsman.
15 Jun 2010
This new business status continues to be controversial, but the government seems intent on easing regulations and social security contributions on small business owners.
04 May 2010
A new insurance scheme for landlords that offers protection against the non-payment of rent has been introduced in France.
02 Mar 2010
With a number of ski and other holiday residential developments in financial difficulty the French government has been forced to come up with a bail out package for investors.
02 Feb 2010
The government have introduced new concessions in the rules applicable to auto-entrepreneur business status in France.
New regulations have been issued on how to become an 'artisan' in France for those relocating from within the European Community.
15 Jan 2010
The French government has introduced a new system of rental guarantees for landlords.
01 Sep 2009
What is the business and fiscal status of landlords of furnished accommodation? New regulations seek to clear up a long-standing uncertainty.
The rules on obtaining ‘auto-entrepreneur’ business status are to be tightened.
04 Aug 2009
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