Will auto-entrepreneurs become liable to TVA?

By Valérie Aston on 6 November 2011 · Viewed 9606 times · Questions

French builders and artisans' professionnal body called CAPEB (Confédération de l'Artisanat et des Petites Entreprises du Bâtiment) has strongly been lobbying the French Government in order for auto-entrepreneurs to become liable to TVA.

A few austerity measures will be announced by the French Government on Monday 7 November. Builders are fearing that the actual TVA rate of 5.5% applied to restoration work, will be increased to 7% (very likely). Artisans already perceived auto-entrepreneurs as unfair competition, so the idea that TVA will be increased has infuriated them.

I would be very surprised if TVA was to be introduced for auto-entrepreneurs, but the lobbying seems to be very strong. You can read more about this controversy in Les Echos. I will keep you posted on any new charges as and when they happen.

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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.