Having read through some of the posts here am feeling almost completely exhausted! I'm currently going through the motions of 'settling in' in every which way, in the SE near the Alps. I've had oodles of advice regarding remaining a tax resident in UK, LTDs and all the rest of the various options. I've a small business with 'big legs' potential..and have been working extremely hard to build as a single parent and determined individual on a mission to make life in France 'work' for myself and my son.
I've come to the conclusion the best solution for me to operate legally in France is to jolly well bite the bullet and register for a Siret. I'm pretty sure I come under the 'Professional' generic category (having researched that too). I don't have expenses as such other than internet use and phone with some travel. I've had conversations with others in similar situations, different industry who helped relieve my concern over the 'no expenses claim' issue. I now understand it's an assumption that there are some expenses and income tax is taken from 20% of the turnover as a microentreprenuer. Re the social taxes (no clue what that entails) it's of the whole amount to my knowledge? At a whopping 30%?
No, I won't be over the basic threshold for a while.
Anyhoo, my work involves lots of white label social media and online marketing (think web design, ghost content work etc) for high end chefs and predominantly food businesses, as well as placing/introducing (not recruiting) high end staff to private yachts, ski chalets and estates as required.
So in essence I'm an agent. For and on behalf of individuals. No involvement with salary or buying and selling or anything else.
Still registered self employed in UK and have only been here a couple of months. Just getting myself prepared and ready for the eventual process!
Does anyone here have similar experience or words of wisdom to offer?
Ready, set, GO!