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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

France advises companies to make EU Refund Directive claims by 28 February 2019

The French tax authorities have recommended that French and UK businesses, who use the EU Refund Directive mechanism to claim back VAT incurred in the UK and France during 2018, should complete their applications by 28 February 2019. Normally these types of claims would have a submission deadline of 30 September in both countries.  However,… Read More

France extends e-invoices for business to Government transactions

From 1 January 2019, France extended the obligation to submit electronic VAT invoices for sales made to the government, to include small and mid-sized businesses. Small and mid-sized businesses are considered to be vendors with between 10 to 250 employees and this new requirement will mean that they must use authorised software to raise and… Read More