Public France Author: Kristina Dosen
France’s General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFP) released VAT rules implementing EU Directive on e-commerce transactions on 22.12.2021. Among other clarifications, the publication specifies rules regarding the 10,000 EUR threshold of Article 259D of the General Tax Code (CGI) on which traders are authorized to submit the VAT for transactions applicable in the country of dispatch.

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Key highlights of the VAT publication:

  • How to determine the place of supply for operators with intra-community sales below the 10,000 EUR threshold 
  • The scope and application of VAT rules for distance selling of goods 
  • The VAT base and place of supply for tangible movable property 
  • Application of standard VAT rate (20%) to products that do not fall under either a reduced or special tax rate 
  • The list of transactions that qualify for VAT deductions 
  • VAT registration, accounting, and invoicing obligations.

The entire publication can be found at the following link: 

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