My apologies if this has already been asked before, it concerns the categories of an auto/micro-entreprise. I am about to set myself up as a proof-reader/text-editer but someone has now offered me some work from the UK but it’s more admin/Excel based. I’m wondering, how can I set myself up to include this type of work as part of my business? I guess what I’m asking is, are the categories for the auto-entreprise flexible? Can you choose a primary and secondary activity? Have any of you had a similar experience?
Yes you can put down 2 ‘activities’ especially when they are quite similar as yours are.
That’s what I thought but are the ‘activities’ pre-defined or can I determine them myself e.g. administrative assistant and communications specialist. The reason for having such broad terms is because I’d like to cover all bases i.e. admin work, proof-reading and also English tutoring.
Tory’s already answered but just to back her up… don’t lose any sleep over it, I used to be a translator, proof-reader and languages teacher, I think teaching was the code I had (I’m going back 9 years now and registered in 2009 when the scheme started so can’t remember) but as long as everything’s above board they’ve got other things far more important to worry about!
I understand it’s just I know how the French like to dot the i’s and that once you define your activity, it’s not possible to change it
It is possible to add further activities later, but there is a cost.
This is one point in the bureaucracy on which I was quite relaxed. When I set up my AE, I think INSEE got confused by my job description and put my NAF/APE code as 9003B ‘other artistic creation’.
I do diverse activities in the pharmaceutical industry: writing, research. project managing, advising etc…
I looked up if this was important, and I got the impression from the AE help sites that it only matters to me and my clients if we have a dispute and need to go to an Obudsman (un prudhomme), because they are selected depending on the work category. As I saw this as a small risk, I didn’t bother trying to update it.
Is my trust misplaced, I wonder now?
Are you sure re the cost? Because both of us have added numerous activities over the years and never incurred any costs?