There are several legal possibilities for exercising a professional activity as Yoga Teacher
Becoming an independent worker
As from the age of 18, a self-employed person must become affiliated to a social insurance fund and pay a subscription.
Am I self-employed or a salaried employee in the eyes of to social security ?
In order to establish himself or herself, as self-employed, workers in certain professions, need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree or a graduate diploma.
Non-nationals must have a business card.
If a person exercises a self-employed professional activity for which he does not hold the required diplomas, he however belongs to the social status of self-employed people.
Self-employed complementary contributions
Obligation to contribute
As a self-employed person, you are required to pay contributions to your social insurance fund. Each trimester, you pay a lump sum, which will be divided according to their needs between different sectors
- Family benefits
- Sickness and invalidity
- Insurance against bankruptcy
Attention : there is no contribution for unemployment for an independent.
Contributions must be paid no later than the last day of the trimester for which they are due.
A contribution is considered as having been paid the day the amount is credited on the account of your social insurance.
Your insurance coverage passes through the payment of contributions. If you neglect to pay, you can expect sanctions (fines, etc.) so do not pay late..
– Social contribution Calculation
– Exemption from payment of contributions *
Exemption of contributions
if you are not able to pay your social contributions, for special reasons, you can apply for a contribution exemption :
You are primarily self-employed independent
You must establish that you are in need or in a state close to need
As an assisting spouse, you can get an exemption of dues so long as your independent partner has also been granted an exemption for the same trimesters.
You must fill in an application form that you deposit on the spot or send by registered letter to your social insurance fund.
The exemption of contributions can be partial or total
Your social insurance fund will forward your file to the Commission of exemptions of contributions :
Which can particularly take into account
- Your income
- Your potential debts
- Extraordinary expenses
- The composition of your household
The periods during which you have obtained an exemption of contributions, will not be included for the calculation of your pension
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