VAT REFUND IN FRANCE:
ALL NON RESIDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO GET IT
a) Refundable expenses:
Motorway tolls, Diesel, Repairs, Washings, Breakdown services, Telephone, Hire (no cars), Hotels (only for clients/guests of the company) and Restaurants (only with regular invoices).
b) Suitable documents:
Original DKV,UTA,ESSO,FINA,SHELL,IDS,LOMO invoices.
Original"VENTILATION DE TVA"for each UTA invoice.
Original paid cash INVOICES (NO RECEIPTS) of Diesel refuellings showing absolutely the following details:
- SUPPLIER'S STAMP
- DESCRIPTION OF THE PURCHASED GOODS
- QUANTITY OF LITRES REFUELLED
- TAXABLE AMOUNT
- VAT AMOUNT
- TOTAL PAID AMOUNT
- DATE AND NUMBER OF INVOICE
- COMPLETE HEADING OF THE PURCHASER FILLED IN BY THE SUPPLIER OR PURCHASER’S COMPLETE STAMP
- PAYMENT RECEIPT (e.g. cash bill or visa receipt, bank statements, etc.) TO BE ATTACHED TO THE PROPER INVOICE
- VAT RATES 19,60% - 5,50%.
N.B.: INVOICES WITHOUT ABOVE-LISTED DETAILS WILL BE REJECTED BY THE FRENCH AUTHORITY.
c) Registration for the electronic VAT refund system
d) Forwarding of the documents:
Quarterly/six-monthly or yearly as soon as You get Your purchase invoices . We reccomend You to send the invoices before 31st March of the following year to our office.
e) Minimum VAT amounts:
Yearly application: € 50,00
Quarterly/six-monthly application: € 400,00
A D V I C E !
THE FRENCH CUSTOM HAS DECIDED TO REFUND HAULIERS THE “CARBON TAX” UPON REFUELLINGS MADE IN FRANCE UP TO 3 YEARS BACK. SHOULD YOU NEED ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE.