VAT in France

VAT in France

Does your company use Amazon´s fulfilment centers in France? If the reply is yes, as a foreign Amazon seller, you will need to be VAT registered in the country of warehousing. Here, you can find some basic information about the VAT registration process, VAT reporting deadlines, VAT payment options etc.

How to register for VAT in France

If your company is based in the EU, there is only one Tax Authority in France to process your application. The form need to be send to SIEE in Noisy-Le-Grand. The VAT registration can take several weeks, but once we get your VAT ID number, we will inform you and you can start your business activity in France.

VAT return deadlines in France

As your company will be registered under normal VAT regime, the periodical VAT return is submitted on monthly basis. For all foreign companies, the monthly VAT returns are due on the 19th day of the month following the end of the tax period.

VAT rates in France

The standard VAT rate in France is 20%. There exist 3 reduced VAT rates for specific types of goods and services. Thes reduced rates are 10%, 5,5% and 2,1%.

VAT payment in France

The deadline for VAT payment in France is the same as for VAT filing. IT is the 19th day of the month following the end of the tax period. Make sure your bank account supports the SEPA Business-to-Business Direct Debit. We will provide you the SEPA Mandate for your bank institution. If not, don´t worry, Taxeedo can assist you with the VAT payment on time.

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