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France: New VAT Rates Now in Effect


 France welcomes new year with new VAT rates.

France celebrated the arrival of 2014 with changes in VAT rates.

Effective January 1, 2014:

  • The general rate increased to 20% from 19.6%;
  • The intermediary rate increased to 10% from 7%; and
  • The reduced rate dropped to 5% from 5.5%.

The value added tax increase is due to the amending of finance law number 2012-1510 (article 68).

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.