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France: New VAT Rates Now in Effect

  • Jan 2, 2014 | Gail Cole

 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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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.