What you need to know about the Tax Credit in SAP

This is a novelty in terms of tax credit which has something to delight employers of service providers working in home-based personal services. Just as much as it represents good news for self-employed entrepreneurs, managers of micro-enterprises or home-based personal services companies. This novelty in the tax credit reimbursement system is called “ instant tax credit ”. This new tax aid represents a significant advantage for eligible households, whose reimbursement of expenses incurred will be much faster.

This novelty actually follows the logic of the deduction at source as explained by the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery: “ The withholding tax does not call into question the taking into account of tax credits in the calculation of income tax. Being calculated on the basis of the annual declaration of income , the tax credits are paid with a lag year . Thus, this new system makes it possible to limit bank cash shifts thanks to the payment of a deposit . This represents 60% of the amount of the most frequently used tax credits (notably the personal services tax credit). The sum is paid on January 17, 2022 and thus makes it possible to pay its service providers by advancing less money. According to this fiscal logic, the reimbursement of the tax credit represents a welcome help from the administration for the taxpayer.

A tax reform that benefits taxpayers

Indeed, since January 17 2022, users of home services no longer need to wait an entire year to be reimbursed by the tax authorities for the equivalent of 50% of the sums incurred to remunerate those who regularly intervene in their home. This new tax credit system should simplify the life and financial calculations of millions of French people. After a conclusive test phase, carried out in the North of France, the instant tax credit has been generalized to the whole territory. This measure should allow some French people to also have recourse to personal services which they could not have had recourse to because they were unable to advance the costs for an entire year.

605 euros on average per household

To date, nearly 9 million households have already received a tax credit advance for an average envelope of 605 euros per household, or 60% of the total amount of tax reductions declared last year. And this, without condition of income. Reimbursement of the advance of tax reductions and credits, up to €5.3 billion, facilitates employment in home services by ensuring faster reimbursement of the associated tax charges. The rest of the expected sum will, in all likelihood, be paid this summer and will also make it possible not to advance the cash for services provided at the end of the year.

New this year, the immediate advance of the personal services tax credit

For the moment, this instant tax credit only concerns the employment of employees at home but will be extended from April 2022 to individual employers using a service provider in the personal service sector.

The immediate advance is an optional and free service offered by the tax authorities for personal services (excluding childcare). It has been available since January for individual employers on the cesu.urssaf.fr website and from April for users of intermediary services through intermediary bodies and platforms.

Please note that this year again, the “RICI” advance and the immediate advance will coexist for these personal services (excluding childcare). It is only from 2023 that an exchange of data will take place each year between the DGFiP and Urssaf to automatically take into account the benefit of the immediate advance paid in 2022 in the amount of the deposit. paid in January 2023. It should be noted that the “RICI” advance is not modified for all the other credits and tax reductions not concerned by the immediate advance.

Who can benefit from the tax credit for the employment of a home-based employee?

Regardless of your status, whether you are an employee, unemployed or retired, if you employ a salaried worker from an organization, self-employed entrepreneur or micro-enterprise who has declared his personal services activity to the competent administration , you can benefit from this device.

The activities covered by this system are services provided at home of a family or household nature . Are concerned in particular, but not only:

  • preparing meals at home
  • collection and delivery of ironed linen
  • home maintenance and housework
  • small gardening jobs
  • small DIY services
  • computer and internet support services.
Réduction impôts service à la personne

What about capping?

If the mechanism changes and becomes lighter, the capping conditions remain the same. For the record, according to the rules established by the ministry, the amount of the tax credit is equal to 50% of the expenses incurred during the year , within the limit of a ceiling of €12,000 per year increased by €1,500 in the following cases:

  • per dependent or attached child (€750 in case of shared custody)
  • per member of the tax household aged over 65
  • per ascendant aged over 65.

Are you self-employed, taxpayer, employee or manager? Do you have any questions about this device or your declaration? Augias is there to help you, do not hesitate to contact us.

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