France raises VAT registration threshold
- Feb 13, 2017 | Richard Asquith
France has increased the annual VAT registration threshold to €33,200 from €32,600 per annum. The new threshold applies from 1 January 2017.
This applies only to resident companies. Non-resident companies have a nil threshold, and must register, if required, as soon as they make taxable supplies. The exception to this is distance selling, whereby B2C sellers of goods have a registration threshold of €35,000 for France.
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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.
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