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The tax-office for non-established companies confirmed a number of issues causing delays in the processing of French VAT number applications.
If you submitted a VAT registration application in France in the last 4 months, you probably experienced a longer than normal delay in the answer from the French authorities. This delay is due to a re-organization of their tax office and certain IT changes currently being implemented in their system.
A French VAT registration application is normally processed within 6 to 8 weeks, however, these delays have extended the waiting period up to 3 or 4 months from the moment the application is submitted.
We received this information as part of our membership to the International VAT Association. The French tax authorities requested all members to distribute the information about these delays so that all interested parties are informed.
At Marosa we developed a relationship with the French tax office for non-established companies. Our communications via email and contact persons within the tax office will help your business get a VAT number faster.
Please contact us if you need help with French VAT registrations.