Paypal in France
Thread poster: Mireille K
| | Mireille K
Local time: 20:32
French to English
Back in May I did a job for a translation company in France, they contacted via my profile, the BB seemed ok. I sent the invoice (with bank details) with the job, and waited.....
For the past 3 weeks I have been asking for my money, at first they did not respond. I kept writing, finally the "accountant" asked for the invoice again, I sent again.
Waited again, no response.
I wrote again, he wrote back saying he was confused because my account was in the US!!, it will cost them more to wire the money. I wrote back saying I accept paypal and moneybookers, and this is the response I get from him today:
"give me only the adress of your bank in USA and I will a wiretransfer in USD.I cannot use paypal because frenchgovernment dont accept this mode and I have to pay a lot of taxes if I use this."
At this point, I am sure he does not want to pay, what do you think?
| | xxxPFB
Local time: 01:32
English to French
| I agree with Oddie || Aug 6, 2006 |
PayPal is legal here in France and works well. Your client should have no problem using it.
... what your client means is that the audit trail for paypal payments is not thorough enough to meet French statutory accounting requirements for companies?
Or perhaps, like me, he doesn't trust paypal
Maybe both? In any event, although I agree that waiting since May is a long time, I'd give him your US bank details and see what happens....
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