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International VAT


Akoneo Expertise is an online accounting firm, registered with the French CPA administration (Conseil de l’Ordre des experts comptables français). Our headquarter is based in Strasbourg, European Capital, but we are working with companies from all round the world thanks to our dematerialised online accounting offer.

Our International VAT assistance aims to help foreign companies willing to develop a sales market in France without having a French headquarter. This assistance is provided in partnership with Abitio International, our privileged partner on multinational inquiries.

Our multinational clients are e-commerce companies, various commercial and industrial companies as well as international airlines, managing their payroll and taxes matters as foreign company without establishment in France. Our clients are companies facing international development issues (SMEs 85% and Key Accounts 15%). Thanks to our online accounting offer, lots of our current clients are working on e-commerce through platforms as Amazon. We are used to work with such platforms.

As CPA, our firm is skilled and legally allowed by the French Administrations to manage VAT registration to the French Customs and Tax Administration (Registration and procurement of a French number of registration, VAT number and EORI number). We also ensure all monthly or quarterly tax declarations to the French Tax Administration for all type of foreign company without establishment in France. The nationality of the foreign company doesn’t affect our assistance as we master French laws and regulations with a dedicated team of French-English bilingual consultants available to answer all your questions about human, tax and social resources.

We do not outsource our assistance. All our assistance is made in Strasbourg from our headquarter or from South-East Asia where our partner Abitio International has a representation office for our Eastern clients.

 

VAT registration of the company with French TAX and CUSTOMS administrations

We manage the registration of your company as well as all the French legal devices:

  • VAT registration with the French Tax Administration
    • Registration and procurement of a French number of registration (SIRET)
    • Registration and procurement of a French VAT number
    • Registration and procurement of an EORI number
  • VAT number reactivation

VAT declaration

We ensure for you all the monthly or quarterly tax declarations with the French Tax Administration:

  • Collection of monthly or quarterly VAT data for declarations
  • Calculation of VAT amount to pay to the Tax Administration
  • Filling and submission of VAT returns to the Tax Administration
  • Funds transfer of VAT amounts due to the Tax Administration
  • VAT refund request
  • Correspondence with the Tax Administration

Trade of goods declaration (D.E.B / Intrastat) & European Services Declaration (DES):

We ensure for you all the customs (D.E.B/D.E.S) declarations with the French Customs Administration:

  • Collection of monthly or quarterly data for declarations
  • Declaration to the customs of the exchange of goods in the EU: D.E.B (instrastat)
  • Declaration to the customs of the exchange of services in the EU: D.E.S
  • Correspondence with the Customs Administration

Follow-up and Tax advices

As Tax Representative we carry-out a fully tax control and internal reporting service in order to carry a tax compliance out with the French Tax Administration

  • Intermediary with the Tax and Customs Administrations
  • Compliance check of documents (purchase and sale invoices)
  • Internal control and reporting in case of tax audit
  • A French / English bilingual dedicated team

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