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    In a European Union of 28 member states and with ever increasing cross-border trade, companies are faced with complex situations related to indirect tax compliance of their operations in other countries. Through our own companies and our international network of local tax specialists, we cover the legislations of over 50 countries and we provide services to Key Accounts and Mid-caps established in Europe and worldwide. We are the one-stop-shop for all international taxation issues encountered by your company in the course of its foreign operations (VAT, permanent establishments, transfer pricing…).
    Companies engaged in international trade must ensure the compliance of their operations in respect of a variety of taxes according to a variety of national laws. European and non-European Value Added Taxes, Sales and Use taxes, Environmental taxes and Withholding taxes, require specific know-how in order to ensure their correct application and management.
    When operating abroad, companies can be liable to pay taxes in countries where they are not established. These taxes can often be recoverable provided that the relevant refund procedure is correctly followed. In particular, VAT paid by foreign companies is refundable in the EU and in a number of other countries.
    It is often beneficial for companies to carry out an audit of their VAT management of national and international transactions.The benefits of doing so can be far-reaching, from obtaining savings for unrecovered tax to covering risks for non-compliant operations and ensuring that the VAT treatment of all their purchases, sales and physical flows of goods is in line with applicable legislations.
    Entities who carry out exempt transactions not liable to VAT, such as institutions supplying financial services or services related to healthcare or education, municipalities, etc., usually do not recover all the VAT that they are indeed entitled to.
VAT Systems France and Portugal are certified ISO 9001: 2015 for all their operations and VAT Systems France is qualified OPQCM.