“DSN” and “DADS”

The transition of January 2016 for the equity plans reporting requirements.

The Déclaration sociale nominative, “DSN”, new requirements mandatory payroll reporting aims at consolidating the company reporting into just one report. It is progressively replacing the current company’s annual wages return, i.e. “DADS-U”. This new process will impact the reporting requirement of the information relating to equity plans which was performed so far through the “DADS-U”.

The DSN, a 3-step project

The DSN is a monthly dematerialized return which will be mandatory for all companies as from January 1st 2016, save potential postponement for small and medium sized companies.

Please be informed that the DSN was already compulsory as from May 2015 for April 2015 salary income for employers who had paid in 2013 an amount of social contributions exceeding certain ceilings.


Taj Assistance

The companies which implement equity plans (stock options, free shares, specific bonds “BSPCE”) must declare to the administration the information relating to these grants through the “DADS-U”.

The data must be included in specific boxes of the “DADS-U” return. For instance, upon grant of stock options the following data must be provided:

First name

Last name

Code context

Number of options granted

Value of the shares

Grant price

Grant date








Based on article 10 of the ruling n° 2015-682 dated June 18th 2015, the DADS form is cancelled as from February 1st 2016 and replaced by the DSN.

Attention: the DADS is still in force for 2015 and must be filed before January 31st 2016.

As from January 1st 2016, the DSN aims at consolidating the company reporting into just one monthly report to the French Administration.

For the DSN purposes, the data relating to equity plans different from payroll must be included under reference S89.

The structure of this information remains the same as for the DADS-U and is included in the three following groups:

  • « Free shares – S89.G00.87 »
  • « Stock-options – S89.G00.88 »
  • « Bons de souscription de parts de créateur d'entreprise (BSPCE) – S89.G00.89 »

In addition, specific data « Numéro d'inscription au répertoire » and « Numéro technique temporaire » have been included in each of these three groups in order to link the information relating to equity plans with the beneficiary.

For instance, the above schedule would become as follows under the DSN system:

First name

Last name

Code context

Number of options granted

Value of the shares

Grant price

Grant date








Taj can assist you for the transition to the DSN to manage the month of January 2016 where the old and new system will cohabit. As explained above, specific advice is needed to declare the information on equity plans during the transition period.

Your contacts:

Christina Melady
Email: CMelady@taj.fr
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 88 29 85
Diane Artis
Email: DArtis@taj.fr
Tel.: +33 (0)1 55 61 60 64
Nadia Hamya
Email: NHamya@taj.fr
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 88 70 29
Nicolas Meurant
Email: NMeurant@taj.fr
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 88 71 69
Joël Lebersorg
Email: JoLebersorg@taj.fr
Tel.: +33 (0)1 55 61 64 21
Philippe Legeais (Lyon)
Email: PLegeais@taj.fr
Tel.: +33 (0)4 72 43 38 75
Vanessa Calderoni
Email: VCalderoni@taj.fr
​Tel.: +33 (0)4 72 43 46 29

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