Friday, 16 November 2012

Cotisation Foncière des Entreprises = French Business Rates

If you run your own business in France, you will receive a tax to pay called

Cotisation Foncière des Entreprises”. 

It has to be paid by 15th December 2012. 

If you set up your business in France this year, you will be exempt from the French Business Rates and next year you will only pay half of it.

To pay this tax, you can either send a cheque from French bank account, pay by TIP or pay online.
Here is the procedure to pay your tax online.
Go to this web site here

Click on:
Enter your ‘Numéro fiscal’ (you will find this number on your tax).
Click on:
Payer en ligne  
Enter the ‘Reference’ (de l’avis)
Enter your bank details (It has to be a French bank account).
You will find a RIB in your French cheque book or on your bank statement.
Enter your email address twice and confirm (confirmez).

Within seconds you will receive a confirmation by email that your tax has been paid. Keep this email for your records.

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If you require assistance with your French paperwork, I will be happy to help you. You can contact me here.

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