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French VAT 2017 changes

French VAT 2017 changes

France has updated its VAT code for 2017 with a number of changes.

  • Paper-based sales and purchase invoices may now be transferred to digital-only storage instead.
  • The reduced 5.5% VAT rate is now applicable to a range of social housing, construction and property activities
  • The VAT import reverse charge provision has been modified, requiring a permit from customs
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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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.