Foreign VAT Refunds Guide from France

The following information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund in France. These include claimable expense types, the France VAT rates and deadlines, as well as claiming periods.

What Expenses are Claimable for VAT Refund in France?

0 %
Hotel & Accommodation
0 %
10 %
Conf, Trade Shows & Expo
0 %
Public Transport
10 %
10 %
Marketing Costs
0 %
Professional Fees
0 %
Car Rental
10 %
Training, Courses & Seminar

What are the France VAT Rates?

Finland divides VAT rates into the following three categories:

Applies to mostly all goods and services.
• The reduced VAT rate of 10% applies to certain goods and services such as pharmaceutical products, books, newspapers, and admission to certain cultural events

• The reduced VAT rate of 5.5% applies to goods and services such as food products, energy-saving equipment, and renovation work on private dwellings.

• The reduced VAT rate of 2.1% applies to certain goods and services such as medical equipment and some agricultural products.
Applies to exports of goods and certain financial services

How to Get VAT Refunds from France for Your Business?

VAT Refunds Guide for EU Companies
VAT Refunds Guide for Non-EU Companies

Frequently Asked Questions About France VAT Recovery

June 30 annually, within six months of the conclusion calendar year in which the tax was incurred

January-December of the previous year.

It can take up to 4 months for businesses to get a VAT refund to be processed by the France Tax Authority depending on the complexity of the claim.

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