Summary of key changes for French businesses in 2014

By Valérie Aston on 27 December 2013 · Viewed 2716 times · Questions

New TVA rates

  • The 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 goods and services (food products, equipment and services for the disabled, subscriptions relating to the supply of gas and electricity, provision of meals in school canteens by external service providers in public or private schools for école primaire, collège and lycée, and the supply of heat produced from renewables energy).

Minimum wage SMIC increased by 10 centimes

  • The minimum hourly wage for employees, SMIC, will increase from 9.43 euros to 9.53 euros on 1st January 2014.
  • The minimum monthly gross salary will increase to 1,445.38 euros for 35 hours, against 1,430.22 euros in 2013.

Maximum turnover increased for micro-entreprise and auto-entrepreneur

The loi de finance 2013 increased the maximum turnover authorised for micro-entrerpise in 2014 with:

  • 32,900 euros for services (against 32,600 euros in 2013)
  • 82,200 for trade (against 81,500 euros in 2013).

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About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.