The Assembly has finally approved Thursday with the principle to pay social security contributions in the private renting of goods through collaborative platforms. Beyond a certain threshold of income, it will need, as a professional, to undergo the compulsory levies, which will reduce the distortion observed, particularly in the area of services between professionals and individuals.
The deputies, after having at first rejected the project, have re-examined finally, in the framework of the draft social Security budget for 2017. This was done at the request of the government, who wanted a new deliberation, an initiative that is quite rare, but permitted.
The deputies had previously deleted this article by 18 votes to 14, but the secretary of State for the Budget Christian Eckert had argued that the vote had taken place “at a time of the morning” and that three deputies PS had indicated then to be deceived to vote.
” everyone was very aware and this vote was taken after a suspension of the meeting “, had responded, annoyed, the mp LR Arnaud Viala. Thirty mps have finally voted on Thursday for the article, and twenty against.
It provides that the rental of apartments, for example, by a platform of the type Airbnb, a particular will need, beyond of 23, 000 euros of annual income, join the social Regime of independent (RSI) and pay the social security contributions related thereto.
7 720 euros, the ceiling self
For the leasing of movable property (cars, boats, lawn mowers…), the government proposed a threshold of 3 860 euros, but has agreed to the double, a 7-720 euro, in the face of criticism from members finding it too low. The objective of the government is to fight against abuse and unfair competition sometimes created.
But several members of parliament, mainly of the right, had held that the issue “was not ripe” and did not want to, as Isabelle Le Callennec (LR), ” corseter an activity that emerges from and relates to people who want to round their monthly “.
” It is unlikely to make affiliation to the RSI for individuals who rent their car, their camping-car, or their boat “, was added Dominique Tian (LR), while ” this is a complement of income “.
They had received a reinforcement of some deputies of the left. For the ecologist Jean-Louis Roumegas, ” we miss the essence of the collaborative economy.. This allows her to keep her apartment, pay her expenses, go on holidays in small towns, where there is no tourism offer. We will kill all of this for professional lobbies “.
Sharing of costs or benefits
The opposition returned to the charge Thursday with a handful of amendments to modify the measure, but in vain. “You’re going to have a portion [of the activity] that will toggle the black” and “you’ll see, the consequences for low-income households,” said Charles de Courson (IDU).
” The government is committed to the Senate and second reading to enrich the text “, in particular, concerning the rules for the cottages and the guest rooms, said for his part Mr. Eckert.
In a press release, the founder of Drivy (rental cars), Paulin Dementhon said he is ” disappointed “. It is necessary to distinguish between ” activities that are part of the sharing of costs of those whose earnings are in excess of the cost of use, all of which generate profits. Once this clarification has been made, then the debate on the framework beyond the sharing of costs may be possible, ” he wrote. But at 7 € 720 the ceiling granted beyond which the individual would become professional, the margin is comfortable.