Understanding French VAT
Classroom: £229 +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.
Pedro worked with Deloitte in their Global Tax Centre in Brussels for many years, where he was responsible for advising people on all aspects of VAT compliance throughout all 28 EU member states and other European countries. During this time he edited the ‘Quick Reference to European VAT compliance’ published by Kluwer Law International.
He then spent two years in London as a Senior Manager with EY in their European Tax Centre, before establishing his own business, Marosa Ltd in the UK. Pedro spends much of his time presenting at major conferences and travelling to clients throughout Europe, helping them with VAT compliance matters. He also offers a one stop solution for completing VAT returns in all European countries.