VAT Registration in France

Businesses based overseas, including in non other EU Member States, which do not have a permanent establishment in France yet carry out VAT taxable transactions there are required to register in France for VAT purposes.

We help overseas-registered companies and businesses obtain a French VAT number.

This is particularily helpful to traders in duty suspended goods, as well as online traders such as Ebay and Amazon sellers in the EU selling goods in France, who wish to ensure they are VAT-compliant.  

French VAT & Tax online accounts

Once a VAT number has been allocated to them, overseas-based professionals must use the French Tax Authorities’ online submission procedures to file their returns and make payments online.

To use such online services, users must first create their own French online Tax Account and register their business on the French on-line VAT system.  

France VAT Services helps setting-up and activating your EU or non-EU business' French VAT & Tax online account.

French VAT Returns

For certain transactions, foreign businesses may be liable to pay VAT in France, report taxable transactions through periodic VAT returns and pay VAT in France.

We assess whether transactions made by non-resident traders with a French VAT number require a VAT return to be filed in France.

We can submit your French VAT Returns to French Revenue and Customs through Electronic File Interchange (EFI). As applicable, we will liaise on your behalf with the French Tax Authorities.

EORI number matching

Foreign companies that file intra-community customs declarations may be requested to ensure their French VAT (and French Companies House) number match their EORI number.

The French Customs & Excise can acknowledge EORI numbers issued in other EU states, but that 's not automatic. It requires special steps to be taken, to ensure a business' foreign EORI gets assigned to its French Companies House number.

We help foreign companies ensure that their EU EORI gets assigned to their French registration (SIRET) number.

Get a French VAT Number