French tax authorities confirm new purchase order requirement for VAT invoices

16 October 2019

The French tax authorities recently confirmed that companies VAT registered in France must now show purchase order numbers on their invoices, if a purchase order was raised prior to the invoice being issued.

In France, missing or misstated information on an invoice can be penalised in the event of an audit and penalties can be as much as a quarter of the value of the invoice amount stated.

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