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Invoicing a French client
Thread poster: ginebra
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Jan 27, 2004


I wonder if anyone can advise me. I am a freelance based in London. My invoice to a French (institutional) client has been returned marked 'invoice rejected becuase of lack of SIRET identifier'. I know that all independent traders in France must have this number. Of course, there is no UK equivalent. I wonder if anyone has experience of? Have you successfully used a particular formulation to state on your invoice that, since your business is not registered in France, you do not have a SIRET and do not need one?
many thanks

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:54
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Are you VAT-registered? Jan 28, 2004

You're right in saying that you cannot give them a SIRET number because you are not tax-resident in France.

However, if you're VAT-registered in the UK, you could give them your VAT number (which, IIRC, is identical to your EU VAT ID - simply add the "GB" prefix). Failing that, your UK tax number could be acceptable.

HTH, Ralf

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