New in 2011: Auto-entrepreneurs with no turnover limited to 2 years + Declarations become compulsory

By Valérie Aston on 29 December 2010 · Viewed 4883 times · Questions

So far, auto-entrepreneurs with no sales did not have to make any monthly or quarterly turnover declarations. But this is about to change on the 1st January 2011. A new law published on 20th December confirms that all auto-entrepreneurs will be obliged to make a monthly or quarterly turnover declaration to URSSAF or RSI whatever their turnover (even if it is nil = “déclaration néant”).

This law also specifies that the auto-entrepreneur regime will be limited to a maximum of 2 years for those who will declare no turnover for twenty-four consecutive calendar months or eight consecutive calendar quarters. These auto-entrepreneurs will automatically be switched to a standard regime, i.e micro entreprise with calls for social charges (appels de cotisations).

If you are in business on 1st January 2011 and still have not declared any income by 31st December 2012, you will be switched to micro entreprise on 1st January 2013, unless you close your business down on 31/12/2012.

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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.