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Two situations

It is mandatory for your company to apply for VAT registration with the French tax authorities before starting your activities. Financial penalties may apply if the application for registration is submitted late.

Your company has activities in France and you want to know whether or not you need to apply for a French VAT number?

Two situations should be compared:

The VAT expert's eye

Companies established in another Member State of the European Union and certain countries outside the European Union are not obliged to appoint a tax representative in France. To facilitate your relations with the French administration, you can nevertheless appoint an agent or proxyholder who will carry out the formalities on your behalf under your responsibility.

Our advice ? If your knowledge of the French language is incomplete and/or if you have never been confronted with a French civil servant during your life, then do not hesitate: appointing a professional agent is undoubtedly the safest option for managing your company's VAT obligations in France.

French VAT Registration for Foreign Businesses: Navigate Complexity with Confidence

Navigating French VAT registration requirements as a foreign company can be complex. Misunderstanding the regulations can lead to penalties and unnecessary administrative burdens.

Our French VAT specialists can ensure a smooth and compliant registration process. Here's how we can assist you:

  • VAT registration analysis: We'll analyze your business activities in France and determine whether mandatory VAT registration applies.
  • Registration application support: We'll guide you through the French VAT registration process, ensuring all necessary documents are submitted correctly.
  • Ongoing compliance support: We'll provide ongoing guidance to ensure your French VAT compliance remains seamless.

By partnering with us, you can confidently navigate the French VAT landscape and optimize your business operations.

We offer a free video conference to assess your situation and provide you with a tailored solution.