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    French VAT basics


    Our VAT manuals focus on compliance practical information for the day a day work of any person preparing and submitting VAT returns acrosss Europe. These manuals are gradually uploaded in our website as they are reviewed by our network. We have more detailed manuals available, including instructions on how to register for VAT, video tutorials on how to prepare and submit any Indirect tax return and useful links to resources and tools. Contact us for more information about our Detailed VAT manuals. 

    Our VAT manuals are divided in the following sections: 1) VAT basics about the country; this section includes VAT rates information, VAT deduction limits, the applicable statute of limitations and tax point rules; section 2) Registration requirements includes information about the transactions requiring a VAT registration, fiscal representative requirements, VAT group rules, bad debt relief and other registration simplifications such as customs and VAT warehouses , import VAT allowances and limited fiscal representation. Section 3) includes all applicable domestic reverse charge rules for established and non-established companies.  Finally, we have a separate section for each type of Indirect tax return: VAT returns, ESL and Intrastat.  these sections inlcude due dates, frequency of filing rules, VAT penalties, information about VAT payments and VAT refunds and tax authorities contacts for each return.  

    Due to the large volume and detailed information published in these manuals, you must double check with our team before taking any action on the basis of this information.