Latest information for small businesses in France


How to check and pay your 2019 CFE tax

Contribution Fonciere des Entreprises (CFE) is a small tax to be paid to local authorities from your second year in business. Here is how to check, validate and plan its payment. ...

By Valérie Aston · 15 Nov 2019


How to get your personal French tax number

You have recently moved to France and are wondering how to get your personal tax number. Here is how to get your numero fiscal.  ...

By Valérie Aston · 14 Nov 2019






Using a domiciliation address for your French business address

When registering a business in France, you will have to give a business address, which for most entrepreneurs would be their home address. What happens if you are renting or want to keep your address private? ...

By Valérie Aston · 22 Sep 2019


Tips to open a cafe or tea shop in France

Many people dream of moving to France and opening a small cafe or adding a café or tea shop to a gite and chambre d'hotes site. There are a few things that you will need to consider to open a café in France ...

By Valérie Aston · 2 Jul 2019



Site upgrade on 30th May to 1st June

Start Business In France will go through an upgrade on 30th May to 1st June. This may impact on the availability of the forum on that day. ...

By Valérie Aston · 29 May 2019



French income tax declaration: deadlines for 2019

The French tax office has started posting Impot sur le revenu forms from 29th March to French tax residents. Don’t worry if you have not received your copy yet, as it takes a couple of weeks to arrive. ...

By Valérie Aston · 10 Apr 2019




How to get ACRE social charges exoneration in 2019

Great news to start the New Year: The French Government has voted a social charges exoneration for all new businesses created in France in 2019. This means that you will benefit from lower social charges. ...

By Valérie Aston · 17 Jan 2019