Lori Cirefice wrote:
According to this official site :
You can get your N° de TVA as soon as the INSEE gives you a N° de Siret.
2) So, you first have to register with the "registre de commerce", and Urssaf etc. in order to get your Siret number. Which is what you want to avoid doing .... there must be some other way of getting a Siret number for people in your case ?
3) A question comes to mind : are you positive that you remain a fiscal resident in Ireland ? It's my understanding that physically residing in France for more than 183 days/year makes you a French fiscal resident. (disclaimer - I could be totally wrong !)
4) What I wonder is, why you can't keep your Irish VAT number, if you can keep your fiscal residency there ?
5) There must be some way for you to get a French VAT number without having to pay taxes twice... have you spoken to any of the VAT specialists in the French administration ? I know our local "service des impôts des entreprises" has a several people completely dedicated to VAT issues, and they have been helpful to me in the past regarding cross-border VAT issues.
6) Have a look here at www.eurotax.fr,
I wonder if you need a fiscal rep in France, in order to get a VAT number ???
- I am positive that I remain a fiscal resident in Ireland as long as I spend up to 183 days in year or up to 280 days over two successive years.
- It would seem that VAT is exclusively linked to the location of your activities, no matter where your fiscal residence is (I wish it was different
- I haven't spoken to any French VAT department but I will try to find out if there is such a section.
- www.eurotax.fr seems useful for people who live outside the EU.
Thanks for your help and i'll try posting to the French forum as well.