Hello, I'm Valerie Lemiere. I’m French, I live in France and work as a business advisor (9 years) at BGE. I have detailed knowledge and experience in all areas of French business regimes, administrative bodies, rules, regulations, cotisations, taxes, tva etc.

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7 Tips to start a business in France

By Valerie Lemiere · 31 March, 2014

This is an article I wrote for French Property News.1. Do some market researchMarket research is essential if your business is to succeed and meet your expectations. First thing to check is demand for you…

Auto-entrepreneurs get an unexpected social charges increase

By Valerie Lemiere · 12 January, 2014

Last Friday FEDAE warned auto-entrepreneurs about an unexpected social charges increase that was passed in the 2013 Loi de Finance. This text was approved by decree on 27 December and published on 31 December.…

Summary of key changes for French businesses in 2014

By Valerie Lemiere · 27 December, 2013

New TVA ratesThe standard rate of 19,6% for most goods and services will increase to 20% on 1st January 2014. The reduced rate of 7% will increase to 10%. The reduced rate of 5.5% applicable to certain…

What is Contribution Fonciere des Entreprises (CFE)?

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 December, 2013

Contribution Fonciere des Entreprises (CFE) is a small tax paid by businesses to local authorities (Chambre de Metiers / Chambre de Commerce / Town hall). It used to be called Taxe Professionnelle and can cost…

Videos

Auto-entrepreneur overview part 1

By Valerie Lemiere · 25 June, 2013

This video will give you a complete overview of the auto-entrepreneur system. It's perfect if you're starting a business in France as an auto-entrepreneur, or you're registered and want a better…

How to register as an auto-entrepreneur online

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 April, 2013

A step-by-step video explaining exactly how to register your business as an auto entrepreneur online. Watch the video and understand the impact of all the choices you will make.What will you…

How to register online as an auto-entrepreneur artisan

By Valerie Lemiere · 03 April, 2013

The auto-entrepreneur artisan video gives you both an overview of the activities considered as artisanales in France and a detailed step-by-step guide on how to register. It also explains which type of…

How to create your business account with Net Entreprises

By Valerie Lemiere · 23 January, 2011

This video gives you a step-by-step guide to create your business account on Net-Entreprises.fr. When your account is set-up, you will be able to login within 48 hours to make your auto-entrepreneur turnover…

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What are the disadvantanges of being employed under the TESE?

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When should I pay RSI?

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Which form to complete 2042 CK or form 2042 C PRO?

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Declaration des revenus encaissés à l’netranger 2013 2047K

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What is the best way to register 2 businesses and be TVA registered?

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Does online software sales come under marchandise or service?

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Changes to auto-entrepreneur charges in 2014

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Where do I register as an hommes de touts mains?

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Carte vitale for UK registered business owners?

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What is the term used for paying taxes quarterly?

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Do I need an accountant as an auto entrepreneur?

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Is my activity commercial or professional?

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Declaration sociale des independants 2013