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France VAT fiscal representative

  • Apr 4, 2017 | Richard Asquith

France VAT fiscal representative

France has updated the list of non-EU countries whose businesses are required to appoint a French fiscal representative if they are French VAT registered.

Argentina has been added to the list – meaning Argentinian companies or sole traders etc. VAT registered in France must now appoint a local tax representative.  A range of new countries where added, including: Japan; New Zealand; and South Africa.


Need a fiscal representative in France?

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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Researching French VAT legislation is the first step to understanding your VAT compliance needs. Avalara has a range of solutions that can help your business depending on where and how you trade. 

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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 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.