What is the apprenticeship tax ?

The apprenticeship tax is a tax whose purpose is to finance the development of initial technological and vocational training schemes. It is paid mainly by companies employing paid staff and carrying on a commercial, industrial or artisanal activity. Its amount is calculated on the basis of the wages paid by these employers.

The apprenticeship tax : an investment in the future

At the ENSCI, the funds collected are used for the construction of educational and scientific projects and to offer students training of excellence for the people who could tomorrow be your colleagues.

What is the tax used for ?

- Purchase of teaching equipment, – Operation of teaching workshops, – Acquisition of documentary bases ( subscriptions to periodicals, works) – Arranging visits or educational travel, – Interventions by lecturers, specialists, supply staff…

The companies who have already shown us their confidence :

Schneider Electric, Italcementi Group, Philips, Terreal, Michelin, HSBC, Legrand, Imerys, Allia, Saint-Gobain, Vesuvius, Corning, Lafarge, Medart de Noblat, Transports en Commun de Limoges, Bernardaud, Cerlase, UCPI, Kholer France, Veritas, Société des Céramiques Techniques…

Examples :

- Acquisition of a casting machine – Acquisition of a thermo-gravimetric analyser, coupled with differential thermal analysis (TG-ATD/DSC) – Participation in equipment for the language laboratory – Purchase of multimedia material…

Payment methods : The Higher National School for Industrial Ceramics is authorised to receive subsidies under theapprenticeship tax for the senior executive category. For the year 2011, it is essential that you send your payments to an approved apprenticeship taxcollecting organisation (OCTA). They are the only organisations able to collect the apprenticeship tax.

Consult the list of OCTAs  Last date for payment : 29 February 2012

Contact :

Paulette BESSOU

Accountant, head of financial services

Tel : 05 87 50 25 06