keith Posted February 25, 2006 Share Posted February 25, 2006 Unlike a lot of people who move over to France, I'm still a wage slave, a software engineer working for a UK company remotely and paying all my tax and cotisations here in france. The way the french government handle this is to set me up as a sole representative of the UK company and make me responsible for the employee's and the employer's contributions. Having been here permanently just over a year, I've discovered, that while my tax bill is considerably less than it would be in the UK, my cotisations more than make up for it, causing me to lose around 60% of my salary in stoppages.Now the company I work for is fairly flexible on how they structure my salary, so I'm wondering if there are any legal ways that they can pay me, such that I can reduce my URSSAF bill as 60% is just ridiculous. My accountant suggests registering as self employed which apparently saves around 16%, but the risk there is that to do this legally, I need multiple clients and although I do odd bits of programming work for other people, the government agencies may decide I'm not self employed as I'm receiving a regular income. So any suggestions on how to reduce my social charges? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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