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France delays VAT groups to 2023

  • Sep 17, 2020 | Richard Asquith

France is to postpone the option for related companies to form VAT groups, with a single, unified VAT return. There is already a basic grouping system in place.

The introduction of a full VAT grouping, enabling nominated business is now being delayed one year to January 2023 – instead of January 2022

France already operated an optional VAT consolidation regime. However, it does not allow for exempt supplies between businesses within the nominated businesses. It is limited to sharing VAT credits, thus helping with cash flows.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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