Your issues

Tax-related advisory services, filings and representation in France

You want to expand your business activities in the French market and you have questions about tax regulations? You would like to have a local consultant who is familiar with French tax regulation and speaks German to assist you in daily business and in unfamiliar situations.

Our German Office can help you in the following situations:

“For many years now, my company has operated in the French market with a team of sales representatives. Made in Germany, our products are sent directly to our clients from the factory. The French tax authorities conducted an inspection in our offices and informed me that under these conditions, and even though I do not have a subsidiary in France, my business constitutes a taxable entity and I must therefore pay taxes in France on a portion of my profit. What should I do to secure this situation and put in order everything from the years spent in France? Will these changes have consequences for my company in Germany?”

“As a small German company, I am going to do some work for a clientwho is situated near the border in France. My German tax consultant told me that I have to register for VAT in France. How do I do this? Which VAT rates must I use to bill my clients? Do I have to complete other formalities?”

“We are a small German company specialized in distance selling from Germany to other countries, including France. We have just surpassed the revenue mark above which we are required to charge French VAT to our individual customers from now on in France. Which VAT rates do we have to apply? Can you register our company with the French tax authorities? What documents do we have to provide? Can you prepare the periodic VAT returns? What kind of organization do we have to put in place?”

Our German Office provides:

Our team can advise and support you in German on your business endeavors in France. We can provide you with experienced practitioners in areas useful to securing and developing your business in France, while respecting the regulatory environment.

  • Professionals highly experienced in tax and business law in France
  • Simplified communication thanks to the staff’s knowledge of the German language and culture
  • Commitment to facilitating and securing your operations and endeavors in France (administrative formalities, payroll and tax obligations…)
  • Tailored solutions from the very start
  • Solutions (sometimes collaborative) for SMEs, family-run companies, subsidiaries of large groups and for individuals (real estate investments, donations …)
  • A single point of contact
  • Cooperation with your advisor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland