Good news in this inflationary period, where purchasing power is under pressure. After 2 months of delay, it is the turn of customers of personal service companies to benefit from the immediate advance of their tax credit. The system, which also aims to fight against hidden work, has been open to them since Tuesday June 14. Until now, the measure was only reserved for individual employers. They were able to dispose of it from January 2022, by declaring their employees via the Cesu online site. As a reminder, it allows you to benefit from a personal services tax credit (housekeeping, DIY, gardening, school support, etc.) equivalent to 50% of the sums involved, up to a limit of 12,000 euros per year (possibly increased) instantly.

This expansion should therefore reduce family budgets. Because, until now, you had to wait several months before the tax advantage was returned. This discrepancy could then be heavy for families, especially the poorest. Financial difficulties could be caused. Immediate advance resolves this disappointment.

“For a service that the customer must pay 100 euros today to the company, he only pays 50 euros,” indicates the Federation of Personal Services (FESP). The company receives the additional amount, corresponding to the tax credit. It is paid directly by Urssaf, within 48 to 72 hours.

However, the implementation of this process is not automatic. To benefit from this instant tax credit, a few steps must be taken:

From now on, companies that have received authorization from Urssaf can register their customers on an IT platform called “Third Party Services API”. Once this process has been completed, the public body will send an email to individuals asking them to confirm the establishment of the immediate advance. A customer identification number will then be generated. The company will use it for reimbursement requests from the State for services provided. “The system is secure, that’s a good thing,” rejoices the Federation of Personal and Local Services (Fédésap) in the columns of Capital.

On the other hand, childcare is still excluded from the system. When could it be included?

Ultimately, more than 4 million households should be affected by this simplification of the tax credit. In 2023, it will be extended to beneficiaries of the personalized autonomy allowance (APA) for the elderly and/or the disability compensation benefit (PCH).

As for employers of home childcare, the system should only operate from 2024. However, the Federation of Personal Services (Fesp) is working “actively with the public authorities” to speed up the process. “We are waiting for official confirmation of what we obtained from the government last March: the eligibility of the immediate advance for the care of children over 6 years old from this start of the school year,” indicated Antoine Grezaud, the general director of Fesp. It could be implemented next September.