Is French business set-up needed to sell a few items?

My husband is retired and has a hobby making wooden items. He occasionally sells them at a fête or after an inquiry. How much can he earn before he is required to register a business? Can we show the work on internet groups and occasionally sell items? A.B.

The French tax authorities consider that when you make items with a view to selling them, you should set up a business.

So if you promote the items as for sale, it will usually call for setting up a business and paying business social charges, for example as a micro-entrepreneur.

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