How is VAT declared in France? Must it be done electronically/in hard copy?
As of October 2014, VAT returns in France must be filed electronically. If your company has a French bank account, payments must be done online.
Therefore, you are kindly requested to opt for online payments if you have not already done so.
Two options are available:
- Appoint a tax agent (i.e. Chartered Certified accountant, approved management centre …) who will carry out e-filing on your behalf via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Otherwise you may create a professional account on impots.gouv.fr under section « espace professionnel », « Créer et activer mon espace professionnel ». You will then be entitled to opt for e-services.
For more information, please visit www.impots.gouv.fr under the « International/Entreprises étrangères/foreign companies » section.