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French tax authorities confirm new purchase order requirement for VAT invoices

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… Read More

France to implement VAT obligations for online marketplaces from 2020

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… Read More

France proposes to introduce fulfilment house scheme similar to the UK’s from 2020

The French government is proposing to introduce a fulfilment house scheme in an effort to prevent VAT evasion committed by non-compliant, non-EU businesses selling goods online in the country. This will mirror the UK “Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme” (FHDDS), which was introduced during 2017 and will target fulfilment houses in an effort to encourage… Read More