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Exportations from France

As of October 1, 2020, companies not established in the European Union (“EU”) can no longer appear as Exporter in box 2 of customs export declarations (EXA) made in France. However, in practice, French customs continued to accept companies established outside the EU to appear as exporters on customs documents. Read more

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Reverse charge of vat on imports to France

As of January 1, 2022, the VAT due upon release for consumption in France of goods coming from outside of the European Union, has no longer to be paid at the time of customs clearance in France and must be reverse-charged in the VAT returns filed with the French tax services. Read more

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Customs importer vs fiscal importer, in France

The “direct” mode of representation is not allowed by European customs regulations for the import of goods in the name and on behalf of a company established outside the European Union (“EU”)

 
When you use a freight forwarder, carrier or other person established in the EU to import goods into EU territory, it is very likely that they will have offered to sign a mandate authorizing to act in the name and on behalf of your company according to the mode of “direct” representation. However, this mode of representation is only authorized by customs regulations if the person represented (endorsing the status of “declarant”) has an establishment within the EU. Read more

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Summary VAT statement and answer to statistical surveys, for France

Since January 2022, the methods of declaration of statistical and fiscal information relating to intra-Community supply and acquisition of goods, that were reported in Intrastat – “Déclaration d’Echange des Biens” (“DEB “) change. This reform follows the entry into force of a new regulation on European business statistics, known as the EBS, European Business Statistics (regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019). Read more

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Electronic invoicing between taxable persons (“e-invoicing”) and transmission of information (“e-reporting”) to the French tax authorities from 1 July 2024

From 1 July 2024, businesses will face new procedures for the transmission of invoices (“e-invoicing”) and transaction data (“e-reporting”).
The application of one and/or the other procedure will depend on the place of establishment of the parties, the territoriality rules allowing to determine whether the transaction falls within the scope of application of French VAT, as well as the applicable invoicing rules.
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Webinar | E-Commerce: new EU VAT rules for B2C distance sales of goods and services will come into force on July 1, 2021

A major VAT reform is coming in effect on July 1, 2021 in the Member States of the European Union. Companies providing certain services or deliveries of goods to private individuals located in the EU Member States, will be able to register at the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) in a single EU Member State, where they can declare and pay VAT on all of their sales in EU Member States. Read more

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E-invoices in Poland

The Ministry of Finance announces the introduction of e-invoices.

The Ministry of Finance has published a draft amendment to the VAT Act, which announces the introduction of e-invoices, i.e. a standardized form of a document which will be transparent and legible for all users. The new solution will not be obligatory from the beginning however the taxpayer choosing e-invoices will receive a VAT refund faster. Read more

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Principle of continuity for unfinished operations between the eu and the uk at the end of 2020

Continuity principle for unfinished operations between eu and uk (at the end of 2020)

The transitional period, which began on February 1, 2020, which extended the tax effects of Brexit to January 1, 2021, ended on December 31, 2020.

According to the provisions of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the Unique Market and the Customs Union of the EU and will become, in effect, for the purposes of VAT, a “third country”. Read more

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La Représentation Fiscal is a founding member of the Association of French Tax Representatives

La Représentation Fiscal (LRF) is a founding member of the Association of French Tax Representatives  (Association des Représentants Fiscaux Français  – ARFF), a professional association with a mission to offer its Members a forum for discussion and exchange on any tax or customs subject related to the tasks of accredited tax representative. Read more

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