France to implement VAT obligations for online marketplaces from 2020

2 September 2019

From January 2020, France will require online marketplaces to verify the Value Added Tax status of foreign sellers using their online platforms.

The new rules will require digital platforms to verify VAT registration numbers of third party merchants using their platforms. This is in order to ensure they are VAT registered and accounting for VAT on their sales correctly.

Under the new rules, tax authorities will also notify marketplaces of any potential VAT fraud undertaken by their sellers. The marketplaces will then be expected to block the fraudulent merchants from trading on their platforms with immediate effect.

The new rules are similar to the marketplace VAT obligations recently introduced in UK, Germany and Italy.

LATEST NEWS

Belgium to cut e-book VAT rate from 1 January 2022

From 1 January 2022, the Belgium tax authorities have confirmed that the VAT rate on the sale of e-books, e-manuals, e-newspapers, and e-magazines sold online...

SEE MORE
LATEST NEWS

Ukraine to apply VAT on digital services from January...

From 1 January 2022, Ukraine will impose VAT at 20% on the sale of e-services to local consumers by non-resident businesses.  At present, non-resident...

SEE MORE
LATEST NEWS

Does a UK e-commerce business need an IOSS...

From 1 July 2021, the EU’s new e-commerce VAT reforms will be introduced allowing sellers to no longer pay import VAT at clearance on low-value consignments...

SEE MORE

Gated Content

The following email providers are not accepted: gmail, hotmail, yahoo. Please use proper company email.