What’s new on the income tax front?

This year the French fiscal authorities (the DGFIP) are very proactive to explain the changes in our income tax.

Here are a couple of videos the DGFIP publish on this subject.

Franco-British Chamber’s Garden party.

Yesterday I represented French Payroll Expert to the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s #gardenparty with Lloyds Bank partnership.

The event took place in the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée a splendid venue. Unfortunately, ties and vest were mandatory despite the heat.

Thierry Drilhon president of the chamber made a great speech reviewing the past year and passionate about the year to come.

He also rewarded with a medal michel de fabiani for all his hard work at the chamber.

We tasted Champagne Lanson‘s wine and I had the opportunity to talk to wonderful people including Sara Bruzy, Julie Cummings-Debrot and Joanna MENEZES. My colleague from Your Experts In France were present, Claire Bonniol, Luisa KEIL DELATTRE, Stéphane Lorey, Cedric DAUGAN, Louis Guillaume De Leusse and Etienne Pujol who introduced me to Anne-Laure PERIES.

Unfortunately, we were so numerous (over 200) I cannot name everyone.

I had a very interesting conversation with people from Editions Lefebvre Sarrut including Olivier CAMPENON to whom I request a new web conference on #brexit once we finally know where we are going.

Thank you to all the members of the chamber for setting this up and as always a big thank you to CATHERINE LE YAOUANC.

Amcham AGM & Summer party.

Yesterday, I represented French Payroll Expert to AmCham France‘s AGM and summer party.

We heard our president Stephanie Barreau from 3M and Mathieu Gelis from Citi our treasurer.

We voted 4 news board members Stephanie Domange from Mars Food, Nadine STUTTER-PREVOT from Sodexo, Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi from ESSEC Business School and Jeremy Ghez from HEC Paris.

The vent took place in the splendid Pavillon Kleber from Potel et Chabot.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher from the “Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances” joined us for the party and spoke about the attractiveness of France.

All of this, the same week I sign my first #american client.

A very good evening.

50% reduction of the car benefit in kind in 2020.

Car benefit in kind

A #green future thanks to the #car #benefit in kind.

In France when an employer provides a #company car to the employee, the usage of the car for personal purposes is a benefit in kind.

Today the benefit in kind is calculated in the same way if the car run on #fuel or on electricity.

Tomorrow it won’t be the case. Starting 2020 the benefit in kind for fully electronic cars will be reduced by 50% (with a maximum deduction of 1800€ per year).

And contrary to the fuel, the electricity paid by the company to recharge the car won’t be included into the benefit in kind.

A lot of good reason to look for a green future.

#payroll #frenchpayroll #payrollservices

June’s Bunsiness Lunch

Yesterday I represented French Payroll Expert and Your Experts In France the monthly BUSINESS LUNCH.

Lucy Hawkes was our gest speaker. She talked about her family’s castle the “CHÂTEAU DE MISSERY”.

Were present Omar Alassane, Simon Barnes, Damien BASSON, Gregory Boiarski, my good friends David Davron and Robert James Oliver, Stephanie Frackowiak, Christopher Gilmore, Nathalie Kennedy, Chris Lane, Jeremy Lister, Graeme Mair, Richard Medcalf, Maryse Michel, Navin Parasram, Simon J Pennington, Roger Porsolt, Wendy-Ann Smith, Elizabeth Spencer Bernard, Paul Taylor, Christine Taylor and John Whitehouse.

Thanks to Jonathan C. Cooper for setting it up and to Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The Spectrum IFA Group, the IOD and ABAF for their support.

Breakfast at the chamber

Breakfast at the Chamber

On the 4th of June, I represented French Payroll Expert at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s #SMEbreakfast. The theme was the #digitaltransformation. Philippe Ausseur and Julien Bizjak from Abington Advisory were our speaker.

It was very interesting and a little breath taking. I learned a lot. I am just afraid I won’t be able to implement all of what I learned.

Were present, Claire Bonniol from CXB HUB,Tristram Congreve from CASTANA MARKETING, my good friend Anne-Cécile Bourget-Davron fromDavron Translations, Nabil EL KHEDRI from LOXAM a new member of the chamber, Nathalie Kennedy from the Franco-British Chamber, Anne Roques from EVOLUTION COACHING, Philippe TALON from AFC REPRESENTATION FISCALE.

As always thank you to CATHERINE LE YAOUANC for setting this up.

Irish Innovation, A French Point of View

Yesterday I was at the #Irish embassy for the “Irish Innovation, A French Point of View” event.

Speakers were Cedric Gonin from Mobile Services OrangeAlain DUVAL from Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale and @Mokhtar El Kouche from URGO GroupCécile Delépine 🥝 Innovation and Lean Change was the moderator.

I was very interested to hear how each of the speaker view their relationship with Irish companies.

If I had to remember only 2 elements of their relationship, it would be #trust and #efficiency. Is this the #IrishAdvantage?

I had the opportunity to learn about VigiTrust. A company that could prove very useful for my training needs.

It was also a good opportunity to meet my friends Desmond McGetrick from DMCG CONSULTINGJean-Charles Moczarski and Sinead Lonergan from Enterprise Ireland and Harrie Barron from Softools.