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France extends B2G e-invoices

  • Jan 13, 2019 | Richard Asquith

France extends B2G e-invoices

From 1 January 2019, France extended to small and mid-sized businesses the obligation to submit VAT electronic invoices only on government supplies. This affects vendors from 10 to 250 employees.

Companies may use the free Chorus Portail Pro portal to raise and send invoices to their public service customers. This may be done through a EDI or API connection

Larger sized companies, above 250 employees, have been obliged to provide e-invoices on B2G transactions since 1 January 2018. Micro businesses, below 10 staff, will be brought into the requirement from next year.


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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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