SimonR wrote:The cost implications may have us back at Calais sooner than planned.
Autoentrepreneur is the easiest way to register, but there is a turnover limit of about 32,500€ per annum for services, such as graphic design. Once you get beyond that level then you need to register either as an individual réel (roughly equivalent to a UK sole trader) or as an EURL/SARL (variations on a Ltd). There are some other options, but they are not really cost-effective. The AE turnover based system can be very good if you have low overheads. However, if you need to attend frequent client meetings in the UK it'll be a non-starter.
Start by watching all the videos here:
Lisa has moved on in the last year but the basics haven't changed. At least they will give you a basis to start asking questions.
Boiling a frog wrote:
Where did that little gem come from, if you work in France (as self employed) you need to register ,end of.
If you are undecided and want to try living and working in France before burning your bridges I suggest you look into whether or not you can work under what was the E101 form. This allows you to continue being taxed, and to pay NI, in Britain but be accepted into the French systems on a temporary basis - and completely legally despite some of the comments above. I believe the former E101 is now one of the various A1 forms.
You have to meet certain conditions, but it sounds as if you should be OK. This gives you a year, and if all the authorities agree you can renew for another year. By then you should be able to decide whether to stay, and register your own business in France, or you may discover working in France isn't really for you.
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