Hi Louise. I registered in 2013. I received a CFE bill last year but after challenging it, got it annuled. However, I am liable for this year, so basically I got a year cfe "free". I know that you used to get longer exemptions but it is something that seems to change with the weather and as with everything here in France, it is always worth questioning - you never know! Good luck. I have decided to give up AE status atvthe end of this year as it simply isn't financially valid for me.