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The essential guide to going it alone in La République.

Hello and welcome to the official site of Freelance in France. The only book offering real, practical advice and information on the myriad of ways of working for yourself in France.

Unlike other guides to setting up a business, FREELANCE IN FRANCE 2015 is focussed entirely upon demystifying the sixteen different ways in which an individual may become self-employed in France. With up to date information and figures for 2015, it offers possibly the only like-for-like comparison of all the self-employment statuses available to the individual; including: auto-entrepreneur, chèques emploi (CESU), travailleur frontalier, intermittent du spectacle, artiste-auteur, fille au pair, au noir, entreprise individuelle (travailleur indépendant), portage salarial, CAE, EIRL, AERL, EURL, SASU, SELARL and SELAS.

Each freelance option is presented in easy-to-read sections covering tax implications, accounting requirements, social contributions, second job suitability, wage issues and the formalities for getting started, as well as any other peculiarities of each statute.

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Freelance in France is just what the doctor ordered. By that I mean that if you are faced with French bureaucracy and no guiding hand it can make you ill. I have been living and working in France for thirty years and this book even taught me a few tricks and directions to follow. It is a clear, concise and extremely well-informed work. If you are considering working and living in France or even visiting with the intention of picking up a casual job to pay your way, this little tome will be your Bible.

I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

Carol Drinkwater
writer, filmmaker, olive-farmer

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This website will soon offer extracts from the book as well as an area for questions and discussion, a forum, where you can share your experiences or concerns about doing business French-style. If you’d like to stay in touch – please enter your email address below to receive occasional updates in your inbox.

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