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How to proceed to capital deposit in France with in-kind contributions?
How to proceed to capital deposit in France with in-kind contributions?
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In the context of company creation, it's possible to build the share capital through various types of contributions.

With in-kind contributions, the partner can provide a wide range of tangible or intangible assets, such as real estate, equipment, shares, patents, etc. A business goodwill is also considered an in-kind contribution.

💡 Even if your situation might be approved by the French administration for your incorporation, Qonto has some acceptance conditions.

What are Qonto's conditions regarding in-kind contributions?

  • Qonto accepts in-kind contributions only for the following legal forms: SARL, EURL, SAS, and SASU.

  • Qonto accepts in-kind contributions only if they complement a cash contribution.

  • The list of tangible or intangible assets must be explicit in your bylaws!

  • Qonto accepts contributions that have been certified by a contributions referee.

  • Qonto can accept contributions that haven't been externally certified, only if:
    → The individual value of each asset doesn't exceed 30 000 euros.
    → The total value of in-kind contributions doesn't exceed half of the share capital.
    → Supporting documents are provided.

💡 In the case of in-kind contributions, the supporting documents will be requested outside the registration process, during the analysis of your application by Qonto.

What documents are requested?

For contributions not certified by a report from an external contribution's appraiser, you can provide, for example:

  • For a vehicle: the vehicle registration under your name and/or a transfer certificate and/or an invoice if available.

  • For equipment (furniture, IT equipment, industrial machines, tools): an invoice under your name or the company's name.

  • Shares of a company: the company's bylaws (if the company is less than a year old) or the latest balance sheet or tax return.

  • For a business goodwill: a transfer certificate or a business goodwill attestation.

  • For a commercial space: a notarized purchase deed.

  • For a trade name or a trademark: a proof from the INPI (French National Institute of Industrial Property).

☝️ The verification of those documents is to confirm the ownership and estimate the current value of the asset indicated in your bylaws. Therefore, it's crucial for the documents to be consistent.

✌️ Certain types of contributions, like intangibles assets, might require a deeper analysis. We may contact you for more information.

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