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France ends Saisonnier VAT returns

  • Sep 22, 2018 | Richard Asquith

France ends Saisonnier VAT returns

France has withdrawn the Saisonnier VAT reporting regime, which only required intermittent providers of taxable supplies to file VAT returns. Typically this was event organisers, large contractors and supply and install.

Current Saisonnier registrations will be moved to quarterly returns from quarter 3, 2018. If a tax payers has an annual turnover above €4,000 per annum, then they will instead be required to file monthly VAT returns.


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Non-EU businesses selling in France will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
Fiscal representatives are responsible for the accurate VAT submissions of their non-EU clients.
Avalara offers a Fiscal Representative Service as part of its international VAT and GST Registration and Returns Service.

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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.