Can anyone help us – we feel like we’re wading through
treacle . We have a very young French accountant, who seems to know what he’s
doing, but the reason we’ve come to the forum is that he doesn’t make
suggestions on how we could be more cost effective. Every now and then we think
there must be a better way.
The bulk of our gross comes from a Holiday Enterprise
(Chambres d’hote with lessons), which we set up three years ago with some
administrative help from the CCI. We are an Entreprise Individuelle as our
total gross takings border the €32,000 threshold of the Auto Entrepreneur. We collect our guests from the airport and
give full board and educational outings and lessons for seven days. Last year
we grossed about €2700 a week for ten events but the costs are high. To a lesser extent, we also sell lessons
over the Internet and give local private lessons, both of which have relatively
Our gross for last year was around €30,000 and after
deductions including €7500 in tax and social charges, our net was €15,000 .
Taxes are- 5% of
gross plus taxe de sejour on the holidays, 19.6% on the internet lessons and 0%
tax on the lessons attended by locals.
Social charges are about 35% of our annual net after
deducting food, petrol etc.
I read on the forum that gites and chambres
d’hotes only pay 12% social charges and it just made me wonder if there would
be a better way for us. Can anyone help
or suggest an organisation that could advise us?