yOU are exhibitor in a trade show in FRANCE
can you get the vat charged on expenses incurred durig the exhibition in france ?
Expenditures for which VAT is recoverable
- Stand rental;
- Imports of goods;
- Parking, security and safety;
- Guests hosting costs (not staff costs);
- Business meal expenses for guests and staff.
Some expenses are not eligible for the right to deduct, even if they have been incurred for business purposes :
- people transport costs, car rental;
- accommodation costs for staff and food expenses if they are not related to a business lunch.
Your company may:
- either claim a VAT refund if it is not required to register for VAT in France
- or, if it is registered for VAT in France, deduct VAT on purchases and offset it against VAT collected on sales or claim VAT refund in case of VAT credit balance..
should you charge vat on sales performed during the exhibitiON ?
VAT regime applicable to sales peformed during the exhibition
Sales to individuals must be charged with French VAT.
Sales by exhibitors established outside France to companies registered for VAT in France must be charged without VAT, because the clients will have to reverse charge the tax due in France.
should you register for vat ?
Your company is required to register for VAT in France when attending exhibitions in France during which sales to individuals are performed.
A tax representative must also be appointed if the exhibitor is established in a country outside the European Union to the extent that an administrative assistance agreement with France has not been signed.
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU ?
ASSESS THE VAT OBLIGATIONS resulting from the transactions you make in France.
APPLY FOR A VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER in France.Learn more
PROVIDE TEMPLATES with a view to gathering the relevant information for the purpose of periodical VAT returns.
REVIEW the purchase and sales INVOICES in support of operations.
COMMUNICATE THE identified ERRORS and advise on how to address possible issues
LIAISE with suppliers and freight forwarders to track corrective actions
PREPARE THE VAT RETURNSLearn more
FOLLOW ANY PAYMENT of VAT due or receivable by you.
PREPARE AND SUBMIT VAT REFUND CLAIMS on expenses of goods and services used for the business purposeLearn more
Act as a TAX REPRESENTATIVE on behalf of companies established outside the European Union that has not signed with France an administrative assistance agreement, and as a TAX AGENT for businesses established a EU member State.Learn more
ANNUAL MEETING on the follow- up of the file.
REGULATORY MONITORING and analysis of the consequences on your reporting requirements.
ADVICE or administrative (service issuing invoices, applicable VAT, VAT rates, etc.)
Do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance or question!