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Accounting in France

7 principles of French accounting you must never forget

In France, accounting has very strict rules and norms. It’s important to follow these rules, as not doing so would put you at odds with the law. It’s almost never recommenced to try to take care of your accounting by yourself but in case you ever need to, here are the main accounting principles you must never forget.

Europe trademark

How to file a European trademark for a French company

Filing a trademark on your brand is one of the most important things to do when creating a business. However, trademarks only operate on a local level. As such, if you file a trademark in France, it does not mean it will also be valid in the UK. As such, how should you proceed if you want to file a trademark in the entire EU?

Avoiding mistakes when starting a company

4 mistakes to avoid when creating a company in France

Creating a company can be difficult. It’s especially tricky when you’re trying to create a business in another country, with a judicial system you’re not quite used to. As such, it’s easy to make certain mistakes that could cost you dearly in the long run!

Bank overdraft benefits

Can my business benefit from bank overdraft in France?

Bank overdraft refers to the situation where you can still use your bank account and make payments, despite having no money left on your account. Since the overwhelming majority of companies in France have a dedicated bank account, how does it work for them?

Getting a SIRET number

How exactly can you get your SIRET number?

In France, every company has a couple of different identification numbers that serve as a way to identify it. In particular, when it’s registered, a company is assigned a SIREN number, which allows the company to be identified.
That’s not all, however; companies also have one separate SIRET number for each branch they have.

French Real Estate

The French Real Estate Contribution: How to pay as little as possible

The CFE, which stands for “Cotisation Foncière des Entreprises”, is the Real Estate Contribution. Basically, any company or individual that has a non-salaried activity has to pay this tax. As its name implies, this tax is calculated based on the value of your real estate assets.

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