The MDA (Maison des artistes - Artists' house) is a French freelancer status for social charges, mandatory for artists and creative graphic designers. That status implies a 1.1% charge on the client's side, which needs to be paid at the end of the trimester in which a payment has been made. This is a tax on the client's side, and as such doesn't need to figure on the invoice, even though I prefer putting it in there to make my clients' lives easier.
Less taxes on my side which enable me to have interesting prices for a France based freelancer. There is another French freelancer status with light taxes, but that one doesn't work long term as earning a certain amount of money during a fiscal year forces them to switch to another status with normal taxes. Additionally it isn't possible to keep the other status for more than two years, which means people using it cannot be as experimented as I am, at least not as a freelancer. None of this applies to my status.
There are two MDA statuses, subject or affiliated. I have the latter, which certifies my clients that
My prices being attractive thanks to my MDA affiliate status, and the lighter taxes that implies for me, the client is required to follow some conditions :
In case you wonder, these rules were not made by me. They are related to my legal status.
If you have some doubts about the kind of service you would like to request from me, please ask me, I will tell you right away. I might tell you that I can only do part of the job, and that what's left has to be made by somebody else, with a different status.