Are you aware of the latest
VAT rate changes in France ?
Since 1 January 2023, new VAT changes have come into effect in certain EU countries, including France.
The French finance law for 2023, voted on January 4, will extend the reduced 5.5% VAT rate on certain agricultural products.
The new text reduces VAT rates from 10% to 5.5% on the following related products (in mainland France* ):
► Food products intended for consumption by animals producing themselves food products intended for human consumption, products normally intended to use in the preparation of these food products and products normally used to supplement or replace these food products,
► Products of agricultural, fisheries, fish or poultry origin when they are normally intended for use in agricultural production.
These products will now be subject to the same rate as products intended for human consumption, in order to rationalise the application of the reduced rate in the agri-food sector.
* These rates are applicable in mainland France but not applicable in Corsica or in the overseas departments such as Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Réunion etc.
If you are concerned by any of the changes mentioned above, be sure to apply the appropriate rate(s).