Good news in this inflationary period, where purchasing power is being undermined. After 2 months of delay, it is the turn of the customers of personal services 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 use 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 (cleaning, DIY, gardening, tutoring, etc.) equivalent to 50% of the sums involved, within the limit of 12,000 euros per year (possibly increased) instantly.

This enlargement should therefore lighten family budgets. Because, until now, it was necessary to wait several months before the tax benefit was returned. This discrepancy could then be heavy to bear by families, especially the most modest. Financial difficulties could be caused. The immediate advance solves this disappointment.

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

However, this process is not automatic. To take advantage of this instant tax credit, the following steps must be taken.

From now on, companies that have received authorization from the Urssaf can register their customers on an IT platform called “API Tiers de services”. 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 requests for reimbursement from the State of services provided. “The system is secure, it’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 scheme. When could it be included?

Eventually, 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 work from 2024. Nevertheless, the Federation of Services to Individuals (Fesp) is working “actively with the public authorities” in order to speed up the process. “We are awaiting 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 director general of the Fesp. It could be recorded next September.