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Call for entries for the "Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France The 4th edition of the Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France will take place at the end of June.
Administrative simplification: initial results of consultation with entrepreneurs The French Minister of the Economy recently unveiled the first results of the public consultation on administrative simplification.
Companies with fewer than 11 employees have until December 31 to opt for quarterly payment of social security contributions. In principle, social security contributions are deducted on the 5th or 20th of each month. However, it is possible to opt for quarterly payment.
The creation, takeover or sale of an establishment in 2023 must be declared by December 31. If you have created, taken over or sold an establishment this year, you have until December 31 to declare it.
VAT: half-yearly instalments due by December 26 If you are subject to the simplified VAT system, you can pay your second half-yearly instalment from December 15 to December 26 inclusive.
Energy: support measures proposed for professionals in 2024 Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy, Finance, Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, announced on November 30 the energy support measures proposed for professionals in 2024.
Unseizability of principal residence: the burden of proof lies with the entrepreneur A sole trader can oppose the seizure of a property belonging to him, provided he can prove that it is his principal residence.
Updated energy checklist, essential support for companies The Energy Crisis Committee offers business leaders a checklist, which has just been updated, to help them make the right decisions when it comes to...
payment deadline on December 15The tax notices for the business property tax (CFE) are online. Liable companies have until December 15, 2023 to pay the balance. CFE
Bercy launches "Rencontres de la simplification de la vie des entreprises The government recently launched a public consultation aimed at business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Very small businesses benefit from the monumental Grand Paris Express construction site The law creating the Grand Paris Express was passed in June 2010. To support this project, the French government is relying in particular on very small businesses.
Accessibility fund supports local shops and establishments Since November 2, small businesses have been able to apply for assistance in financing part of their work.
New features for the National Register of Companies A decree issued on October 17 lays down new provisions concerning the registration and correction of information entered in the National Register of Companies (RNE).
Local business taxation mapped city by city The Direction générale des Finances publiques (DGFIP) has launched a new tool presenting local business tax data in the form of dynamic maps.
Electronic invoicing: how to get started? Now that the timetable for the widespread introduction of electronic invoicing has recently been unveiled, companies may find it difficult to navigate their way through the software available on the market...
Generalized electronic invoicing: timetable unveiled The obligation for VAT-registered businesses to use electronic invoicing will apply from 2026.
The European VIDA Directive and its impact on e-commerce In December 2022, the European Commission presented a draft directive called VIDA (Directive on VAT in the Digital Age), which has since been approved by the...
Guichet unique: no more paper forms Companies can no longer submit paper forms to the registries, except in the case of certain exceptional formalities.
Help! helps self-employed workers in difficulty The French social security organizations have joined forces to offer "Help!", a special service for self-employed workers in difficulty.
Wrong VAT rate: what consequences for the craftsman? Companies are responsible for collecting VAT on behalf of the government. In the event of an error in calculating the rate, it is not possible to claim a supplement from the customer.
Ma TPE gagne avec le numérique" training course, registration deadline October 22 The Île-de-France DRIEETS and France Num are offering a free training course for VSE managers, entitled "Ma TPE gagne avec le numérique" ("My VSE wins with digital").
Micro-entrepreneurs: option to opt for lump-sum payment until September 30 Active micro-entrepreneurs have until September 30, 2023 to opt for the lump-sum payment at source.
Withholding tax for the self-employed in 2024: when and how to opt for quarterly instalments? Self-employed workers, to benefit from quarterly withholding tax, you need to opt for this system by the deadline.
Recovery of social security contributions from the personal assets of sole traders A decree issued on July 17 sets the thresholds applicable to the recovery of social security contributions from an entrepreneur's personal assets.
Electronic invoicing postponed The Ministry of the Economy has announced the postponement of the generalization of electronic invoicing, an obligation that was due to come into force on July 1, 2024.
Over 80% of companies still in business after 3 years A recent INSEE study shows that financial and insurance companies have a higher survival rate than sole proprietorships.
The "Créer sa Réussite" program renewed The French Ministry of Labor, Employment and Integration has decided to renew the "Créer sa Réussite" program launched by BGE in October 2021.
Principal residence and judicial liquidation: the burden of proof lies with the entrepreneur In a recent ruling, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) specifies that in order to oppose the compulsory sale of a property, the entrepreneur must provide proof that it is his...
No more paper till receipts from August 1 Initially scheduled for January 1, then April 1, the end of automatic receipt printing will finally take effect on August 1.
Essential aid for damaged businesses Following the damage and looting of several businesses, the government has announced a number of support measures.
New rules for meat origin on takeaways from October 1 The country of origin of beef, pork, poultry and lamb will be compulsory for takeaway restaurants.
Challenges and benefits for businesses with the end of the copper network The copper network, which provides telephone, Internet and TV services, is gradually being phased out and replaced by fiber optics.
Electronic invoicing: equip yourself to stay competitive Get ready now for electronic invoicing, which will be mandatory by 2024-2026, depending on the size of your company. Think about your IT equipment.
One-stop shop ready to serve businesses from June 30 The long-awaited one-stop shop will be officially launched on June 30, following the government's announcement.
Conditions of validity for subletting commercial premises When a commercial lease has been sublet without the lessor's consent, the lessor cannot sue the subtenant.
CFE and CVAE: 2 instalments due by June 15 at the latest Companies now have just a few weeks to pay their CFE and CVAE online.
What's new on the bodacc website? In 2022, the bodacc (Bulletin des annonces civiles et commerciales) surveyed users to find out what they thought of the website. The results were...
Building: ways to contain the rise in construction prices Construction prices remain high, mainly due to inflation in materials prices.
The new Urssaf inspection procedure An April 12 decree modifies and improves the Urssaf inspection procedure. Here's what you need to know.
"Baisse les Watts" helps very small businesses reduce their energy bills for free Launched in November 2022, the "Baisse les Watts" program aims to support VSE/SMEs in controlling their energy consumption.
How to find a business premises close to home? There are many advantages to finding a business premises close to home that is suited to your needs. Here are a few tips to help you do just that...
Small businesses: streamlined accounting obligations Whatever their legal form, small businesses must comply with certain accounting rules.
How to prepare for the 2023 financial year-end? Most companies close their accounts on December 31. From January through to the deadline for filing the 2023 tax return (May 18 for...
Launch of a scheme to help businesses set up in rural communities The Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE) and the Agence Nationale de la Cohésion des Territoires (ANCT) are launching a scheme to support the installation of shops in rural communities.
Specificities and taboos of B2B sales BtoB sales have a number of characteristics that distinguish them from BtoC sales. One of these is that the end-user of the product or service is not directly the customer...
Company car tax: what to expect in 2023? Company car tax (TVS) is now split in two. Its calculation is based on daily rather than quarterly use.
A joint and several business lease for micro-businesses An ordinance dated February 8, 2023 has just introduced a joint and several real business lease for micro-entrepreneurs.
How long does it take to open a micro-business? Anyone wishing to set up their own business must first choose their status. The simplest, quickest and least costly way to set up a business...
Partial reopening of Infogreffe until June 30 for certain administrative procedures The Infogreffe portal has been partially reactivated following major malfunctions at the one-stop shop for company formalities.
Business insolvencies at their highest since 2015 In one year, bankruptcies have risen by over 16% in the European Union.
Obligation for micro-entrepreneurs to open a bank account By law, all businesses must open a business bank account when they are set up, with the exception of micro-enterprises, which are exempt. However, micro-businesses have an interest in...
Business start-ups: the year 2022 in review While the number of business start-ups had already reached an all-time high in 2021, a new record was set in 2022.
Micro-entrepreneurs: how to obtain payment for unpaid invoices? Late payment, underpayment, refusal to pay... micro-entrepreneurs are not immune to unpaid invoices.
Self-employed: what daily benefits are available for sick leave? The daily allowance system for self-employed workers is subject to strict rules.
New measures for self-employed work stoppages in 2023 The Social Security Financing Act for 2023 includes several derogatory measures concerning work stoppages for self-employed workers most affected by the crisis...
Business formalities: the one-stop shop causes concern Since the beginning of the year, all procedures and formalities for setting up, modifying or cancelling a business have been carried out via a one-stop shop.
Self-employed workers: lower social security contributions A decree published in December by the government reduces the sickness and maternity contributions of certain self-employed workers.
Employee savings: what are the advantages for managers? Company directors can benefit from attractive tax advantages when they use employee savings schemes.
Companies: the growing use of freelance consultants Freelancing is on the up: companies are increasingly turning to independent consultants in their search for flexibility.
Sole proprietorship: what the separation of assets changes The law of February 14, 2022 created a new, more protective status for sole traders. As of May 15, only business assets will be...
Fuel costs per kilometer: higher scales in 2021 The tax authorities have published the fuel expenses scale for the 2021 tax return, to be filed in spring 2022.
Law to promote self-employed professional activity published The bill in favor of independent professional activity, known as the "Independent Plan", was definitively adopted on February 8, 2022.
Covid: exceptional financial assistance for the self-employed and self-entrepreneurs The government is once again reinforcing its arsenal of measures to support those hardest hit by the health crisis.
What is the status of the business owner's spouse or partner? Spouses who regularly participate in the company's activities are required to choose one of the following statuses: collaborator, associate or employee.