VAT is a tax applied worldwide on every purchase of a product.
It is regulated differently and at a specific rate in each country.
We have no control over these legal arrangements, of course.
How is VAT invoicing handled?
- If you are located in a non-European country, you will be invoiced excluding VAT.
- If your company is located in the European Union (outside France) and you have an intra-community number, you will be invoiced excluding VAT.
- If you are located in the EU, but do not have an intra-community number, you will be charged 20% VAT.
- If you are located in France, in all cases, you will be invoiced with 20% VAT: the intra-community VAT number does not apply.
It does not matter in which country you deliver your orders, it is where you are located that counts.
In short, it is possible to obtain a VAT exemption if you have a business registered in the EU and a valid VAT number or if your business is located outside the EU.
In the TPOP application, under your preferences, you will be able to enter your intra-community VAT number at the bottom of the screen.
Your VAT number will then be checked against the European Commission's VIES VAT number database.
If the number is validated, your orders will be invoiced excluding VAT.