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The status of posted workers

The status of posted workers

Posting of workers attracts a lots of companies, which results in a tightening of legislation. For example, France experienced a 46% of increase in the number of posting of workers in a single year.

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Withholding tax in Europe

Withholding tax in Europe

Since 1 January 2019, France has introduced the withholding of tax. This system is already in place in other European countries, with different regulations depending on the Member State.

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Electronic invoicing in France

Electronic invoicing in France

An electronic invoice is issued and received in electronic format. It implies the use of a system that guarantees its authenticity, its readability and the integrity of its content. By 2020, some companies will have to accept invoices in electronic format.

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Excise duties in France, what is it?

Excise duties in France, what is it?

Excise duties are indirect taxes on the purchase of certain products such as alcohol and alcoholic beverages. They are calculated by applying a price according to the type of drink.

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France makes marketplaces responsible for the payment of VAT due by their sellers

France makes marketplaces responsible for the payment of VAT due by their sellers

France has adopted the new anti-fraud law which introduces, among other things, a responsibility for e-commerce platforms in the field of VAT.

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European services declaration

European services declaration

Is your company liable for VAT and does it provide services in the European Union? You are therefore subject to the European declaration of services or DES.

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Posting of workers: the new measures of the law “Avenir professionnel”in France

Posting of workers: the new measures of the law “Avenir professionnel”in France

The new law Avenir professionnel which passed 5 September 2018, brings changes for the posting of employees. It strengthens the sanctions against posting fraud but eases employers’ obligations to report posted employees.

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Posting of workers in the event sectors

Posting of workers in the event sectors

An employer may send one or more employees to another Member State of the European Union for a limited period. Find out what are the obligations if you work in the event sector.

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Withholding tax system: how should foreign companies do?

Withholding tax system: how should foreign companies do?

The withholding tax will come into effect in France on January 1, 2019. Employees who are french resident will have their income tax deducted directly by their employer from their net salary.

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Pay attention to traffic restrictions in France. Think about your anti-pollution sticker

Pay attention to traffic restrictions in France. Think about your anti-pollution sticker

The anti-pollution sticker (Crit’Air in french) aims to limit pollution in large cities. It classifies the vehicles in 6 colors and levels according to their age and their motorization. Private vehicles are not the only ones concerned.

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How to post workers in France and Italy for the harvest season?

How to post workers in France and Italy for the harvest season?

Posting of workers

The harvest season is coming and you want to hire foreign workers in France or Italy? This is obviously possible, and is called the posting of workers. Just follow a few rules that we explain in this article.

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Detachment of foreign employees in France: the documents to be presented during a control

Detachment of foreign employees in France: the documents to be presented during a control

A company not established in France that posts employees in France has declarative obligations, but also the obligation to keep documents to present in case of control by the Labor Inspectorate.

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The Internal Consumption Tax on Energy Products or TICPE

The Internal Consumption Tax on Energy Products or TICPE

The Internal Consumption Tax on Energy Products (formerly TIPP) is a tax levied on petroleum products as well as on energy products. Note that the TICPE also includes fuels and heating fuels.

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List of VAT rates in the European Union

List of VAT rates in the European Union

VAT rates fall under the framework of the VAT directive of 28th November 2006. Because VAT has not been harmonised at the European level, every year the European Commission publishes the official list of VAT rates applied in each member country. You will find below the list of VAT rates for 2018.

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What is the BTP Card and are you concerned?

What is the BTP Card and are you concerned?

The professional identification card for construction workers (commonly known as the “BTP Card” ) has been mandatory since March 22, 2017.

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Chinese companies: Tax representation for your implantation on the French market

Chinese companies: Tax representation for your implantation on the French market

The People’s Republic of China is the world’s leading exporter, ahead of the United States, it is also the country that exports the most to the European Union. Exchanges between China and the European Union thus reach more than one billion euros per day.

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ASD Group participates to the information campaign on the economic agreement between the EU and Canada

ASD Group participates to the information campaign on the economic agreement between the EU and Canada

In order to inform companies about the application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA / CETA), the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ) offers a program of training and conferences, in the form of a “tour”, in the main regions of Quebec.

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TAFTA: the free trade agreement between the EU and the United States

TAFTA: the free trade agreement between the EU and the United States

In 2016, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union entered into provisional application. This is one of the most important agreements signed in recent years, and many expect a similar agreement between the United States and the European Union.

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E-commerce & French VAT : obligations for companies outside the EU

E-commerce & French VAT : obligations for companies outside the EU

French VAT registration and the appointment of a tax representative is a necessary step for companies established outside the European Union that import and / or sell their products in France, including through e-commerce platforms.

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Employee secondment : an online service to simplify formalities

Employee secondment : an online service to simplify formalities

Posting of workers

In its edition of February 2018, the IN Antipolis magazine (formerly Select Antipolis) dedicates two pages to the posting of workers and ASD Group’s expertise on the subject.

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Trade of goods declaration for intra-community stock transfers

Trade of goods declaration for intra-community stock transfers

The trade of goods declaration, known as DEB in France and Intrastat in the other European countries, concerns intra-community trade in goods between Member States.

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5 things to be aware of concerning the prior declaration of posting

5 things to be aware of concerning the prior declaration of posting

The prior declaration of posting is used by foreign companies posting workers to France. Below are the key points required for an understanding of the prior declaration of posting and how to obtain it.

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4 points on working time for posted workers

4 points on working time for posted workers

Any foreign company deploying posted workers to France is required to respect French labour law, notably with respect to the payment of the French minimum wage and French working time.

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Importation using the reverse charge mechanism

Importation using the reverse charge mechanism

Reverse charging of VAT at the time of importation has been the subject of much discussion in recent months. This measure has undergone many changes in a very short time. We have summarised the episodes in this article.

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Work performed by posted workers : the fines are arriving

Work performed by posted workers : the fines are arriving

French legislation is the strictest in Europe when it comes to fraud in relation to foreign posted workers. Inspections have tripled in 2 years and will be strengthened in 2017.

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VAT Regime – triangular intra-community operation

VAT Regime – triangular intra-community operation

Below is a summary of the VAT system and the requirements in the triangular intra-community operations for the delivery of goods between persons or entities liable to pay VAT. It is important to note that we do not include here products subject to a specific tax regime (for example, products subject to excise duty).

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DEB VS Intrastat

DEB VS Intrastat

In France, the trade of goods declaration, or DEB, consists of both statistical (Intrastat) and fiscal information. In the other member countries, Intrastat is only statistical and is accompanied by an additional tax declaration to determine the trade of goods between member countries.

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Comprehensive information about the construction worker’s card (carte BTP) for posted workers

Comprehensive information about the construction worker’s card (carte BTP) for posted workers

To combat the use of illegal labour and unfair competition, the French Government has put in place a professional identity card in the construction sector. The construction worker’s card is a requirement for every posted worker doing, managing or organizing construction work or civil engineering in France.

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Who can be given a mandate for the payment of contributions for employers not established in France ?

Who can be given a mandate for the payment of contributions for employers not established in France ?

Case law: The Court of Cassation made a decision on the capacity of the person eligible to be appointed by an employer with no establishment in France to make declarations and payment of contributions which the employer is required to make when he hires employees in France.

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Case Study : Recovery of VAT in France incurred by a swiss company

Case Study : Recovery of VAT in France incurred by a swiss company

Many companies established outside the European Union seek our services to recover VAT paid in France on business expenses, such as transport, exhibitions, importation etc.
As an illustration of this topic, we shall consider the case of a Swiss company which has incurred expenses in France and which submits a VAT refund request to the French tax authority following its participation in a business fair.

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How do you recover VAT in France ?

How do you recover VAT in France ?

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR SECURING A VAT REFUND IN FRANCE?
A company established and subject to tax in the European Union which has incurred VAT on specific expenses in France can recover its VAT as long as it does not conduct any taxable operations in the country.

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Presentation of ASD Group by Magalie Delangue on CCI Nice TV

Presentation of ASD Group by Magalie Delangue on CCI Nice TV

The Web TV of the French Chamber of Commerce of Nice Riviera interviewed our General Manager Magalie Delangue to present our company’s services and our development. You can watch the entire interview here :

Interviewed March 14th, 2017

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Posting of foreign workers to France – New Decree

Posting of foreign workers to France – New Decree

Posting of workers

Starting from 1st July 2017, a new decree reinforces the rules regarding the posting of employees, in particular in the Building & Public Works and Transport sectors, to combat illegal international services. Indeed, the number of workers posted has increased over the past few years.

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Reinforcement of obligations concerning posted workers

Reinforcement of obligations concerning posted workers

Starting from 1st of July 2017, new rules will come into force regarding mandatory declarations and displaying information for the posted workers. Public and private project owners and principals will see their responsibilities increasing.

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Anti-fraud VAT software : changing the mechanism for B-to-B companies

Anti-fraud VAT software : changing the mechanism for B-to-B companies

Since the arrival of the new President, Mr. Macron, who took the office on January 1, 2018, the government has been working, among other things, on redesigning the tax legislation.

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The posted worker turn-around in Europe

The posted worker turn-around in Europe

After 12 hours of discussions, European Union’s Labour Ministers finally agreed upon the posted workers’ reform.

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Strasbourg and its eurometropolis adopt the Crit’air Sticker from 1st of november 2017

Strasbourg and its eurometropolis adopt the Crit’air Sticker from 1st of november 2017

The affixing of the vignette Crit’Air on the windshield becomes more and more common in France. After Paris, Grenoble, Lyon and Lille, it is Strasbourg and its 33 surrounding municipalities which set up this system.

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Update on the flat rate contribution of SIPSI

Update on the flat rate contribution of SIPSI

Posting of workers

Legislation concerning secondment declarations will change in the coming days. Zoom on future changes.

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ASD Group : understanding international growth and working with pros

ASD Group : understanding international growth and working with pros

Discover how ASD Group can boost your international growth in the article “ASD Group: Understanding international growth and working with pros”, published by the Select Antipolis magazine.

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