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Do we have to declare everything we sell on the internet ? From when do I have to declare a trader status?
Should all objects be declared?
We must declare everything we sell on the internet, from the moment the object is sold at a price greater than €5,000. It is possible not to declare, exceptionally, furniture (those that furnish the accommodation, such as tables and chairs for example), household objects and automobiles .
Do I have to declare myself as a trader?
The quantity of the articles that one sells is not really taken into account, one retains especially the intention to generate an income, and the frequency of these sales. This amounts to determining whether the sales activity constitutes a form of work. Therefore, the carrying out of commercial acts and their repetition with the aim of generating additional income is considered a commercial activity. There is no threshold or fixed quantities, the assessment being made on a case-by-case basis.
You may also be subject to a tax inspection, a customs inspection, or even an investigation by the General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF), seized during a buyer complaint. For example. At the end of these checks and investigations, it will be considered that you should have declared yourself as a merchant.
If it is a commercial activity.
If you intend to earn money on a regular basis (therefore to establish a commercial activity), you must register as a trader. To do this, you must contact the Center de Formalité des Entreprises, because you must register with the tax authorities, with social organizations, and with the trade and companies register or the trades directory. Depending on your turnover and certain types of products, you can join the status of auto-entrepreneur, which includes simplified obligations. In any case, if you do not do this, you may be found guilty of the offense of concealed work, with tax consequences (such as VAT fraud for example). If you are developing a commercial activity,
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