Latest information for small businesses in France







Advantages of starting a SARL business in France

Société A Responsabilité Limitée (SARL) is an incorporate business or limited company in France. This type of business has its own legal entity, called personne morale. This means that the business has its own entity ...

By Valérie Aston · 5 Dec 2016


Summary of changes to the auto-entrepreneur business in 2017

The auto-entrepreneur business in France, also called micro-entrepreneur, was launched in France in 2009 for small businesses. It offers a simple legal structure for sole traders, who will be paying their social charges ...

By Valérie Aston · 28 Nov 2016


How to check and pay your French business 2016 CFE tax

Contribution Fonciere des Entreprises (CFE) is a small tax paid by all business owners in France towards local authorities. This tax is due from your second calendar year in business. For instance, if you registered your ...

By Valérie Aston · 24 Nov 2016


How to sell a business in France

You have decided to sell your French business and are about to put up the for sale sign. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for selling your French business and having the information requested by potential buyers ...

By Valérie Aston · 14 Sep 2016


Business incorporation tax in France to be reduced

The government in France has confirmed that French incorporation tax called Impots sur les societes, also referred to as IS, will be reduced from 2017. The existing incorporation is 15% up to 38,120 euros of profit, then ...

By Valérie Aston · 13 Sep 2016


Buy a business in France

You have made a decision to move to France and are now looking at ways to make a living there. Starting a new business is an option, but it involves building a customer base from scratch. This article gives you some tips ...

By Valérie Aston · 6 Sep 2016


Experts to help you buy a business in France

Once you have started looking at existing businesses for sale in France, you will need to get some professional advice to guide you. Below is the professionals who can help you. An accountant can help you buy a business ...

By Valérie Aston · 6 Sep 2016


How much does it cost to register a business in France?

You are about to register a business in France and wonder how much it will cost you? This article gives you a summary of the setting up and running costs for French businesses. Registering a micro-entreprise should ...

By Valérie Aston · 1 Jul 2016


Airbnb and Housetrip: What income should you declare in France?

Many people with a property in France are renting out their apartment or house for a few days or weeks on sites such as Airbnb and Housetrip in order to generate extra income. However this raises taxation questions ...

By Valérie Aston · 17 Dec 2015