Auto-entrepreneur businesses in France to get social charges reduction in 2015

By Valérie Aston on 14 December 2014 · Viewed 5497 times · Questions

Here's some unexpected, but good news for auto-entrepreneur businesses in France: social charges will be reduced on 1st January 2015. This small social charges reduction varies from 0.5% to 1.7%.

The 2015 social charges for auto-entrepreneurs are:

  • 13.3% for trade, accommodation and food, previously 14.1% in 2014
  • 22.9% for artisans, manual based activities/services, previously 24.6% in 2014
  • 22.9% for professions libérales, intellectual based services, previously 23.3% in 2014
Activity Social charges in 2015 Social charges in 2014 CFP* CFC**
Trade, gites, accommodation, food 13.3% 14.1% 0.1% 0.015%
Services, artisans (labour / manual based activities) 22.9% 24.6% 0.3% 0.48%
Professions liberales relating to RSI 22.9% 24.6% 0.3% 0%
Professions liberales relating to CIPAV 22.9% 23.3% 0.2% 0%

*CFP: Contribution a la Formation Professionnelle. Tax going toward a training fund.
** CFC: Contribution aux Frais de Chambres. Tax introduced in 2014 for auto-entrepreneurs relating to Chambre de Commerce et de l’Industrie or Chambre de Metiers.

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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.