Employed in France with ABC Portage

France is very attractive for doing business because it is a large modern economy with a highly educated workforce that enjoys good working conditions and social security coverage. This leads to many employees with a high standard of living and therefore a sophisticated consumer base.

In recent years, a new scheme of business gained popularity: umbrella companies. For people choosing to work for these companies, being an umbrella consultant combines the freedom and flexibility of freelancing with the security and stability of employment.

Meanwhile, for the companies choosing to work with umbrellas (the clients), it offers a guarantee of professionalism in a variety of fields, whether they are technical or organisational. When you decide to work with ABC Portage, you do not have to face additional procedures or worries. It is as simple as coming to an agreement and paying for the service. You are free to select the consultant that best fits your needs and leave any administration or tax worry to ABC Portage.

The collaborator receives the money after tax deductions, National Insurance contributions and an umbrella fee. Therefore, since ABC Portage focuses on the administrative aspects of the job, consultants can maximize their work hours to the fullest potential and offer their best to your company.

Parallelly, you are free from any administrative or tax process regarding the consultant. You can save time and costs and rest assure that ABC Portage will manage everything. We have different procedures to ensure the assignment is done in the best way.

Our steps include:

Sales contract between ABC Portage & the client

The communication between ABC Portage and the client is direct. The contract should outline the conditions of the project as well as the duration, rates, etc.

During the sales contract between umbrellas and clients, the contractual responsibility of the assignment is transferred, which means that ABC Portage is responsible for getting the assignment finished according to the requirements. Once the worker finishes with the project, we issue an invoice to the client for payment.

Employment contract between ABC Portage & the employee

Employment contracts secure the job status of the consultant. Umbrella companies act as employers, therefore all consultants working with them should sign it.

The document will specify the duration of contract and the conditions. The worker is expected to work on specific projects within the parameters of the job description, while ABC Portage is responsible for invoicing for the employee’s work, administration and paying for their taxes.

Invoices to be issued by ABC Portage to the client

Umbrella companies are merely the intermediary between agencies and consultants. As part of the process, ABC Portage will invoice the client for the hours the consultant worked on the project, and any reimbursable expense they may have incurred on the practice, according to the legislation.

Payment made by the client to ABC Portage

We will receive the payment from the client, including any expenses, and then it will deduct a fee for administrative services and calculate the tax deductions and contribution to French social security. After these deductions are made, we deliver the payment to the consultant along with a payslip with every detail.

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