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Appointment of a fiscal representative or tax agent in France

A fiscal representative in France supports foreign companies in fulfilling tax requirements.

Entrepreneurs whose registered office is not located in the EU or a Member State and that conduct taxable transactions in France are subject to certain tax requirements. They must register as VAT payers in France and declare taxable transactions. They also have the obligation of remitting VAT to the relevant French tax office on a regular basis and within the specified time frame. Many companies are confused by administrative procedures and requirements. In order to fulfil them, they have the possibility of using the assistance of a tax representative to conduct formalities on their behalf.

Eurofiscalis consultants are experts in this regard. They have many years of experience in the area of taxes. They also have specialist knowledge on the registration of companies for VAT purposes in France. They settle hundreds of transactions and file relevant declarations every day. They also perform tax inspections on behalf of the client and solve tax problems.

CountryFrance
Country codeFR
Local VAT numberFR + 11 digits
Mail order threshold35 000 €
VAT declaration submission frequency- Monthly
- Quarterly, where the VAT amount from the previous month does not exceed € 4,000
Annual DeclarationNo
Registration Waiting Timebetween 4 and 6 weeks
Intrastat ThresholdsDispatch: € 460,000
Arrival: € 460,000
€ 1 (Simplified declarations)
Standard VAT Rate20 %
Reduced VAT Rate5,5% 10%
Reduced VAT Rate2,1%
European Union Member StateYes, since 1957

Updated on 01/01/2020 – This information serves orientation purposes

Registration for VAT purposes and tax representative in France

Each company may conduct business activity in France, even if its registered office is not located in that country. However, these companies are subject to VAT regulations for “companies without registered office in France”. If a foreign company performs one of the following transactions, it is obliged to register for VAT purposes and obtain a French VAT number (here is a sample list of transactions):

  • Export of goods
  • Storage of goods
  • Intra-Community purchase in France
  • Exceeding the mail order threshold of € 35,000 (sales to private individuals in France)
  • Certain services (like B2C)

To register for VAT purposes in France, it is necessary to fill in the registration application and send the documents to the tax administration authority, located at: 10 rue du Centre, 93465 Noisy-le-Grand Cedex. The average waiting time for a VAT number in France is around 4 weeks.

Documents that must be delivered for VAT identification in France:

  • Current extract from the National Court Register (KRS) that is not older than 3 months
  • Company’s Articles of Association (the administration authority may ask for a translation)
  • Copy of the ID card or passport of the owner or CEO of the company
  • Proof of conducting business activity in France
  • Registration form for companies whose registered office is not located in France
  • Representative’s authorisation
Fiscal representative and tax agent in France
1. Tax Representative 2. Registration for VAT purposes 3. Why is Eurofiscalis worth choosing 4. Ask for a free-of-charge estimate 5. How do I declare VAT in France

Why is it worth choosing Eurofiscalis as a fiscal representative or tax agent?

Eurofiscalis is an international tax company specialising in tax representation. Our experts (statutory auditors, accountants, lawyers), who speak 3 languages, will take care of all tax obligations on behalf of your company. Securing intra-Community transactions is a critical issue in a company’s development on the international arena; therefore, we establish long-term relations based on trust.

💡he Eurofiscalis Group is a team of tax experts and enthusiasts. The satisfaction and contentment of our clients is what matters most to us. We support your foreign business, allowing you to overcome administrative and language barriers. Read “About us” to find out more about our group!

Our services as a fiscal representative and tax agent in France include:

  • Registration for VAT purposes
  • Verification of invoices and transactions 
  • Simplified accounting
  • Submission of VAT declaration
  • Submission of intra-Community declaration (DEB)
  • Submission of Intrastat declaration
  • Representation at tax offices 
  • Translation of documents necessary for registration
Ask for a free-of-charge estimate

We will be more than happy to answer your questions and make an offer

  • Free-of-charge estimate
  • Contact our expert
  • Simple and effective
  • Response within 48 hours
  • No obligations
  • Competitive prices
  • Tailor-made estimate
  • No hidden fees
  • Multilingual service

How do I declare VAT in France and fill in the CA3 form?

The VAT declaration submission deadline for foreign companies, on general terms, falls on the 19th day of the month after the month in which the taxable transaction took place. For example: a VAT declaration for transactions conducted in September must be submitted by 19 October. Declarations are submitted on a monthly or quarterly basis if the total VAT amount from the previous month does not exceed € 4,000.

Failure to submit a VAT declaration may result in the imposition of penalties of up to 10% of the VAT due.

The VAT declaration must be submitted electronically. Declarations are submitted via the French tax website www.impots.gouv.fr. If a foreign company uses the services of a tax agent or representative, the said agent or representative is responsible for submitting the declaration.

Are you obliged to register as a VAT payer in France? Would you like to find out more about the services provided by our tax agent and representatives?

Contact us using our contact form. Our experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

Ask for a free-of-charge estimate

We will be more than happy to answer your questions and make an offer

  • Free-of-charge estimate
  • Contact our expert
  • Simple and effective
  • Response within 48 hours
  • No obligations
  • Competitive prices
  • Tailor-made estimate
  • No hidden fees
  • Multilingual service

List of countries

On our website you will find basic tax information for each EU Member State, enabling you to verify whether you need the assistance of a tax representative in a given state. Eurofiscalis offers fiscal representation and tax agent services in the 28 Member States of the European Union and in Switzerland.

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
The Czech Republic.
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Greece
Spain
The Netherlands
Ireland
Lithuania

Latvia
Luxembourg
Malta
Germany
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Switzerland
Sweden
Hungary
Italy
Great Britain