Micro-enterprise: which legal status for my activity?

Which legal status should I choose for my activity? This is undoubtedly the most essential question that arises when you want to enter the entrepreneurial world. And it is not uncommon to be a little lost when making a choice, especially when you are a beginner in this rather daring field. Do you want to create a company in your own name? The micro-enterprise status may suit you. Find through these few lines the information you need to use as a lever on this subject.

Sole proprietorship or micro-enterprise?

Should I create a SASU or SAS, EURL or SARL, micro-enterprise, EI or EIRL? When it comes to the legal status of a company, creators very quickly find themselves faced with an embarrassment of choice. The status of individual company and micro-enterprise are statutes adapted to undertake alone. These two statuses are similar, since self-employment is nothing more than a simple option of the sole proprietorship regime. However, even though these two statuses are simplified, there are still some differences in terms of reporting and tax obligations. Choosing a legal form adapted to your project is not always easy.

Focus on the micro-enterprise scheme

The micro-enterprise plan (formerly the auto-enterprise plan) is a sole proprietorship offering ultra-simplified operation. This is its main advantage. Indeed, its creation is easy, because there is no need to write the statute, to publish legal announcements… Moreover, the cost of creation is almost nil. The micro-enterprise status also allows entrepreneurs to benefit from a lighter social regime and simplified accounting and tax obligations, which are often more advantageous. On the other hand, just like a sole proprietorship, the auto-enterprise scheme has no assets of its own outside the professional assets. As a result, the manager’s personal assets and capital are not immune from possible financial difficulties linked to his activity.

Micro-enterprise to start or test its activity

The micro-enterprise scheme is accessible provided that the annual turnover does not exceed a certain threshold. In such a case, the micro-entrepreneur should immediately consider switching to the individual enterprise scheme. This turnover threshold varies according to the activity of the enterprise. Indeed, the micro scheme is more suitable for small-scale projects, more specifically for entrepreneurs who wish to develop a small activity generating few expenses or set up a business in addition to their main activity. The micro-enterprise status also suits you if you want to test your project first before embarking on an investment requiring a large sum of money.

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