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Five key takeaways from France’s “Journée de la Facture Électronique 2022”

  • Apr 28, 2022 | Alex Baulf

Five key takeaways from France’s “Journée de la Facture Électronique 2022”

Avalara attended the “Journée de la Facture Électronique 2022”, organised by Le Forum National de la Facture Electronique (FNFE), and held in Paris on April 5, 2022. The event brought together a number of stakeholders including representatives from the DGFiP, businesses and e-invoicing solution providers. We have summarised five interesting announcements made on the day.

  1. There are no plans to further delay the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing in France. From July 1, 2024, all businesses in France will need to be able to receive e-invoices and large businesses will need to issue e-invoices to customers. Businesses are advised to start forming a dedicated project team with a project manager.

  2. Businesses will be free to select and use the e-invoicing “Dematerialisation” partner platform of their choice (single or multiple partners) or connect to and use the public invoicing portal direct.

  3. Dematerialisation partner platforms authorised to exchange invoices and transmit the data to the public portal must be approved and registered as government partners. The list of registered partner dematerialization platforms will be published on the impots.gouv.fr webpage in early 2024.

  4. A pilot e-invoicing phase is planned for the first half of 2024 (January to June 2024). The pilot will have approximately 300 entities participating.

  5. The updated finalised technical specifications for e-invoicing and e-reporting will be released on June 30, 2022. The current draft specifications that were released on March 31, 2022 are “75% complete”.

Avalara has an e-invoicing solution that can help companies stay compliant in over 60 countries including France. 

Contact an expert at Avalara to discuss how we can assist with the upcoming e-invoicing mandate in France.

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Alex Baulf as Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax, Avalara
Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax
Alex Baulf
Alex Baulf as Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax, Avalara
Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax Alex Baulf
Alex leads on global indirect tax at Avalara, leading on engagement with policy and business leaders to develop a tax and compliance environment that will streamline and accelerate commerce for the overall growth of the economy. With over 16 years experience in global VAT and GST and international indirect tax consultancy, Alex has specialised in analysing changing VAT requirements and advising on impact assessment and change management across processes, data and technology.
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