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Should a UK solicitor charge TVA on French advice

Buying property in France - should a UK solicitor charge TVA to the client for their work?

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TVA rules seem to advise that as land/property is in France TVA should apply to charges of a UK solicitor - is this right?

Or should the solicitor simply apply "outside of scope" rule and not charge TVA or VAT on their bill?

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By Matrix
15th Aug 2019 13:34

What is the UK solicitor doing and is the recipient of the services a business?

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By Accountant A
15th Aug 2019 14:48

Niloc wrote:

TVA rules seem to advise that as land/property is in France TVA should apply to charges of a UK solicitor - is this right?

Best check with the French tax authorities.

https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/

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By accountantccole
16th Aug 2019 11:27

What sort of advice is it? Normally only Notaires are allowed to do conveyancing in France but I have seen UK lawyers assisting with translating documents etc. If they are properly giving French advice then I would expect them to be registered in France somehow anyway?

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By Niloc
23rd Aug 2019 10:21

The work supplied is to private clients (not businesses) on French residential property purchases and sales - negotiating terms of contracts with agents and notaires.

I think it is subject to TVA and is definitely outside scope for UK VAT

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