'How are you surviving today?' Your phrase that comes up on
opening is brilliant. We often read the
comments even if we don't contribute. We
thought we were coping well even with the authorities and red tape. But maybe
not after today and wander if any of your readers can help?
We need someone who is conversant with - very conversant
with the RSI. Our accountant gave up
over a minimal sum earlier this year saying they are a law unto
themselves. Today however we received a
bill for over £6000 based back since 2008 when we opened. And I know what you are all thinking we
should have paid - we have been.
The Story: We opened
our BnB in summer of 2008 half way through the season and being in an out of
the way place didn't make an awful lot, we are talking 100's not 1000's. The RSI wanted 1,500 for the 2008 more than
we had made and so Of course in January 2009 when autoentrepreneur came out we
opted for that and have paid accordingly ever since. Although they have kept chasing for more for 2008!!!
That was were the accountant gave in.
Now when we / I registered I had assumed that the BnB
belonged to both of us since the house belongs to both of us. I have always had a carte vitale as I had
worked previously in France but hubby had not and of course we wanted to make
sure we were above board with everything.
It seems that the BnB did not belong to my husband. At one stage the
bank manager said he must be registered in order to receive his carte vitale -
which he still hasn't by the way - whilst others previously had told us that he
could bat off my carte vitale. So we
registered him with chambre of commerce - they said he was a conjoint
collaborateur!!! The accountant
explained that he would have to pay a nominal amount - percentage of what I had paid.
So now with a bill of £6000 over our heads for a small, very
small BnB of two rooms we are faced with closure unless they back down.
As I say, is anyone conversant with the RSI and situations
like this - we would appreciate your help.