Understanding French VAT
4 hour course
Classroom: £269 +VAT per person
UK companies that trade with French companies need to understand the French system of VAT as there are many rules in France that a UK business could readily overlook, leading to costly mistakes.
This half-day course will guide you through everything that you need to know about the French system of VAT. It defines the French VAT Territory and highlights the many factors that need considering when dealing with French companies, including issues regarding registration. It will highlight situations where a UK business would not charge its French customers output VAT while identifying those elements of French input VAT that cannot be recovered.
The course will examine the VAT reporting obligations in France, including the method of completing VAT returns and registering for the French online system. It also covers the DEB and DES returns, which replace the ECSL and Intrastat usually required in other EU countries. It will also explain the circumstances where the French Tax Authority will require you to apply the reverse charge mechanism, which would not be the case in other EU countries.
“Trainer very knowledgeable and engaging. Excellent responses to all questions raised. ”
Sara works as a Tax Advisor, covering the VAT compliance obligations in all European countries including VAT returns, ECSL and Intrastat. Her work also involves VAT registrations in various EU countries.
Sara has worked with VAT specialists from all over Europe, handling multinational VAT advisory projects, acquiring a detailed knowledge of each countries’ VAT rules in the process.