Chartered Accountants Offers to Presidential Candidates

Presidential elections are always a time when your voice needs to be heard and to put forward proposals, usually based on both experience and feedback from the field. There are many sectors of the economy that are amenable to play, and the goal is for these ideas to be heard, heard and embraced by the elected candidate.

And the Order of Chartered Accountants does not do otherwise, fueled by suggestions from colleagues in France and abroad. It must be said that there are not enough topics, and the 100 proposals submitted to the candidates cover both the financial and social spheres. With a philosophy summarized by Lionel Canesi: dream of the France we want “.

In the post-crisis period marked by PGE and the Recovery Plan, capital strengthening remains a central issue for companies. ” It is necessary to separate aids and tools from the size of companies. “, evaluates on this occasion the president of the Order, who advocates exemption from company tax and income tax for 5 years, since the head of the company reinvests his profits in capital, and this, within the limits of 50,000 euros per year.

When it comes to taxation, accountants want it to be simple, with the idea of ​​rationalizing flows and thus maintaining a certain dynamism in the economy. And Lionel Canesi cites the example of property income, which he proposes to tax at a single flat rate, regardless of the amount of income received, at a rate of 30%. Thus, no attempt to obtain the maximum added value can interfere with the “natural” circulation of goods.

From the concept of synergy

The topic is one of those that monopolize the campaign: the transfer of business remains a stumbling block, since the most easy and simple transfer of the baton is a guarantee (also) of the sustainability of the know-how. By proposing a complete waiver of transfer obligations during transfers occurring in a family environment, as well as for the benefit of employees, the Chartered Public Accountants Order thus urges not to make this delicate point, from all points of view, more delicate than it could be. because we know that maintaining know-how is also a competitive issue.

Competitiveness is also the focus of city centers and local shops. In this regard, the Order of Chartered Accountants has played an innovative card by proposing the creation of a group of all real estate companies involved in the management of commercial rentals. GIE aimed at creating a revitalization contract aimed at crafts and trade, with the possibility of pre-lease in areas threatened by desertification. ” We need to create a fund that could buy endangered premises and thus keep the business going. “ explains Lionel Canesi, who believes that mayors are likely to participate in these funds so that elected officials can realize their vision of regional development. ” There is synergy in trading “.

In the same vein that aims to keep everyone moving in the same direction, the Order would very much like to see the VSE and SME actually accompany the energy transition. Far beyond speech. “It is important to establish indicators to measure their impact on the environment. It often remains an elitist discourse, big business. But the challenge is to attract small and medium-sized businesses.” points out Lionel Canesi, who also advocates the creation of an incentive tax system, such as, for example, possible additional depreciation for environmentally responsible investments or VAT refunds on the purchase of environmentally friendly vehicles.

Data, the cloud and questions of European sovereignty

An important post-crisis topic, the notion of European sovereignty emerges in relation to data and the cloud, two issues for companies of all sizes, even if all of these are more sensitive to VSE and SME. ” Protecting our data is the basis of economic warfare ”, emphasizes the President of the Order. ” We need a European solution. War today is also an economic war. Companies cannot continue to list on GAFAM. Europe has the means to create a solution on its own scale “.

Sovereignty necessarily depends on skills. And for those that are strategic, we must create tools that allow them to be acquired, as well as transferred. Hence the idea of ​​​​creating campuses around the topic of the future – artificial intelligence, hydrogen … – which would unite an entire ecosystem consisting of companies, start-ups, educational structures … ” and who will challenge each other. We must create emulations “.

Where can we talk about the installation of social VAT, which would reduce the share of social contributions in the financing of social protection. Which VAT will strengthen the purchasing power of assets and also strengthen the competitiveness of France, fighting competition from countries producing consumer goods. All this is accompanied by a microtax of 0.3% on electronic payments, levied by “ painless, I really believe in it “, – says Lionel Kanesi. Who cites Tahiti as an example, where the principle of social VAT is implemented, emphasizing that this is really possible.

The challenge of the social model cannot be freed from the topic of pensions, which timidly invites itself into the campaign. For the Order of Chartered Accountants, the solution lies in alignment: alignment with the average retirement age applied in other European countries, and at the same time alignment with the principle of increasing the retirement age as a corrective variable.

And then, even if it means talking about modernity, you can also apply it to the political world. Chartered Accountants do not underestimate this issue and propose the establishment of a single mandate, renewable once and mandatory training for some elected functions. This is called a (global) invitation to change.