What is DADS or DADS-U?

By Valérie Aston on 5 February 2011 · Viewed 11587 times · Questions

DADS stands for Declaration Annuelle des Donnees Sociales. This declaration made by businesses to URSSAF summarises the data relating to their employees for the previous year. DADS includes information such as the salary paid to employees, the number of employees made redundant or employees having retired.

This declaration can be done on paper (form sent by URSSAF) or online via net entreprises. The deadline to submit DADS was 31st January, so if you have received a form or if it is listed on your net entreprises account you will have to complete it quickly.

DADS must be completed by all employers, whether their have an entreprise individuelle or a limited company (SARL, EURL). It contains the relevant information for Urssaf to control your social declarations and enables Impots to prefill employees income tax forms with their 2010 salary. 

If you are an auto-entrepreneur, entreprise individuelle or SARL and have received this form, you need to complete and return it to URSSAF quickly. If you had no employees in 2010, complete the form by indicating employee = neant, i.e. zero employees, add the date,  sign and return. If you did employ someone in 2010, get in touch with your accountant to complete the form.

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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.